Thelma Catherine “Pat” Nixon

Remarks at the 1972 Republican National Committee - Aug. 23, 1972

Thelma Catherine “Pat” Nixon
August 23, 1972— Miami, Florida
1927 Republican National Convention
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With this speech, Pat Nixon became the first Republican First Lady to address a national convention.

Thank you.

To those who say that we don't have young people, I just hope you're [inaudible over cheering crowd]. Yay! [cheers]

Well, I certainly can say this is the most wonderful welcome I've ever had, and for those…[cheering]

I listened to Jimmy Stewart's introduction of me, and I was so appreciative and grateful to him for being here today. And he certainly is right – I stay in the wings and don't come out in front too often. So this is quite unusual for me. But I do want to thank all of you for your friendship and your loyal support and for planning this wonderful evening for me. I shall remember it always. And thanks to the young people for this great welcome. [cheers]

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