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The Nixon Foundation hosted a centennial gala in our nation’s capital on the 100th anniversary of the birth of America's 37th President, Richard Nixon.

Family, friends, supporters, and Nixon White House administration and campaign officials gathered on Wednesday, January 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel - the same venue where Richard Nixon's two inaugural balls were held in 1969 and 1973.

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Former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger chaired the dinner. Daughters Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower were the honorary chairs.

Remarks were given by Dr. Kissinger; Pat Buchanan, speech writer and adviser to President Nixon; daughters Tricia and Julie; Ben Stein, actor, commentator, and former Nixon speech writer; and Fred Malek, Deputy Director of OMB under President Nixon, and Chairman of the Richard Nixon Centennial Legacy Campaign.

Click here to watch C-SPAN's coverage of the event.

Media Coverage:

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Richard Nixon turns 100: Friends gather for Centennial Gala

By Roxanne Roberts, The Washington Post

Family, staffers and friends gathered at Washington's Mayflower Hotel to celebrate what would have been the 37th president's 100th birthday. Photo gallery here.

Richard Nixon’s 100th Birthday Draws Kissinger & Others

By Sandra McElwaine, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

The late 37th president wasn’t there to kick around, and Watergate was barely mentioned, as devotees from Henry Kissinger to Pat Buchanan, as well as two Nixon daughters, packed the Mayflower in D.C. to celebrate the ‘great leader’s’ centenary.

Friends, admirers celebrate Nixon's legacy

By James Hohmann, POLITICO

A gripping sense of grievance helped animate a gala in Washington on Wednesday night to celebrate what would have been Richard Nixon’s 100th birthday.

Nixon 100th Attracts Kissinger, Ben Stein: D.C. Scene

By Stephanie Green, Bloomberg News

Friends and family of Richard Nixon gathered last night at the Mayflower Hotel to celebrate the 37th president’s legacy on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Nixonites celebrate their president's 100th birthday

By Nikki Schwab, Washington Examiner

Although he died at 81 in 1994, it was Richard Nixon who serenaded the crowd at his 100th birthday gala Wednesday.

Nixon, a birthday cake and C-SPAN

By Jenn Harper, Washington Times

Henry Kissinger, Pat Buchanan, Ben Stein, and former first daughters Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower are among luminaries gathering Wednesday night in the nation's capital to affectionately celebrate what would have been Richard Nixon's 100th birthday.

Loyalists Defend Against Watergate Scandal at Nixon's 100th

By Elizabeth Flock, U.S. News & World Report

When some 400 loyalists, friends, and family members of Richard Nixon gathered for what would have been his 100th birthday Wednesday night, there was little talk of Watergate—except to defend the 37th president against the "old jackal pack" that they said tormented him with the political scandal.

The Nixon Faithful Stand By Their Man

By Neda Semnani, Roll Call

“Thank you for your loyalty,” Ron Walker, chairman of the Richard Nixon Foundation, told the crowd at the Mayflower Hotel. “All of us in this room have a special bond: We worked for Richard Nixon.”

A Gala for Richard Nixon on His 100th Birthday

By Carol Ross Joynt, Washingtonian Magazine

Four hundred friends, family, and faithful filled the Mayflower Hotel’s ballroom for the party.

Nixon remembered as a visionary on his 100th birthday

By Stephen Collinson, AFP

Ageing acolytes lauded Richard Nixon as a statesman and global visionary Wednesday, marking the late ex-president's 100th birthday with barely a whisper of the Watergate scandal that felled him.

Richard Nixon's 100th Birthday

By Pat Buchanan

The following is from a speech given by Patrick J. Buchanan during the Richard M. Nixon Centennial celebration in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 2013.

Far From the Rotten Crowd

By Ben Stein, The American Spectator

Celebrating the great Richard Nixon at the Mayflower.

Friends, Family, Colleagues Celebrate the 37th President

By John Gizzi, Human Events

An overflow crowd gathered at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington Wednesday night to toast one of America’s most controversial and fascinating political leaders on what would have been his 100th birthday.

What Would Nixon Say to Today's Republican Party?

By Molly Ball, The Atlantic

This is what Richard Nixon knew: how quickly the fortunes of men and parties can change.

Richard Nixon's Centennial Birthday at The Mayflower Hotel

By Sophie Pyle, Guest of a Guest

Last night, friends and family of Richard Nixon met at the Mayflower Hotel to celebrate the late 37th president's 100th birthday. Guests enjoyed drinks and bites from a cake in the shape of Nixon's childhood home.