Maureen Drown Nunn portrayed First Lady Pat Nixon in a talk to school groups.Maureen Drown Nunn portrayed First Lady Pat Nixon in a talk to school groups.

Pat Nixon Dazzles the East Room

Portrayed by Nixon family friend and Foundation board director Maureen Drown Nunn.

    First Lady Pat Nixon graced the Nixon Library’s East Room Tuesday, August 14. With a widely-acclaimed interactive presentation, the 200-plus audience – particularly the young schoolchildren – learned about Mrs. Nixon’s humble beginnings,  and how she worked her way through college to become one of the most beloved figures in modern American history.

    Rounding out the Nixon Library’s annual Meet the Presidents Summer Series, Mrs. Nixon was portrayed by longtime Nixon family friend and Nixon Foundation board director Maureen Drown Nunn. Nunn is the daughter of Mrs. Nixon’s best friend, Helene Drown; the two taught at Whittier High School together.

    Coverage of First Lady Pat Nixon:

    Family Field Trip: Nixon Library & Museum, Yorba Linda, CAThe Glamorous Life Association.

    Zarnow: Her Nixon faith never endedThe Orange County Register

    Jimmy Byron is a Marketing and Communications Assistant at the Richard Nixon Foundation. He is a second-year student at Chapman University.