In 1972 a French firm developed a red-black rose which they named the Pat Nixon Rose.
Black and white image on Kodak professional paper, stamped with “Official White House Photograph” on the reverse.
Homemakers Forum selected her as the "Nation's Ideal Housewife" in 1957.
During WW II her husband got a Navy commission and she followed him from post to post around the country working as a bank teller in Ottumwa, Iowa and finally taking a government job in San Francisco in 1943.
Returning with political ambitions, the future President won a seat in Congress in 1946.
Born in a miner's shack, she had an impoverished childhood. Patrick's Day her Irish prospector dad, William Ryan, called her Pat.
The nickname stuck so well that, disliking her birth name, Thelma, she later had her name changed to Patricia.
Kate died on 18 June 1925 and at the age of 13, Pat took over the cooking and cleaning along with farm chores.
One important outcome of Kate's death was her disciplined refusal to look back.
Her husband served two terms as a member of the House of Representatives and when he won a seat in the U. Senate in 1950, they moved into a comfortable home in Spring Valley, a Washington suburb.
When her husband was nominated for vice president in 1952 she had hoped he might not accept but had resigned herself to her husband's political ambitions.
Public photo of President Richard Nixon escorting his daughter Tricia to her marriage to Edward Cox at a historic White House wedding in 1971 from en: Image: Nixon with daughter Tricia marriage 1971