Today, April 22, 2024, marks the 30th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s passing. The 37th President died in New York City in 1994 after suffering a stroke and was buried five days later on the grounds of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda at the side of his First Lady. 

The Nixon Foundation commemorated the anniversary with members of the United States Army lowering the flag to half staff over his birth house, the playing of Taps and a ceremonial wreath laying.

A commemorative display is currently available for visitors to view in Annenberg Court featuring items from President Nixon’s funeral that was held at the Presidential Library on April 27, 1994, with all five living U.S. presidents in attendance. Displayed items include condolence books from foreign dignitaries, a program from the memorial service and a framed proclamation issued by President Clinton. 


The eulogists at his State Funeral were President Bill Clinton, Senator Robert Dole, California Governor Pete Wilson, and his second Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. In an address to 4,000 mourners in Yorba Linda and tens of millions watching on television, Senator Robert Dole predicted, “I believe the second half of the 20th century will be known as the age of Nixon….No one knew the world better than Richard Nixon, and as a result, the man who was born in a house his father built would go on to become this century’s greatest architect of peace.”