Richard Nixon wooed his wife Pat Nixon with love letters. Richard Nixon served as President Dwight D. Eisenhower's vice president from January 1953 to January 1961. Wikimedia Commons // Public DomainShortly after suffering a stroke, former president Richard Nixon died on April 22, 1994, at age 81. Documents at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library Received Government Protection. White House photographer Ollie Atkins took the famous picture of Elvis Presley meeting President Richard Nixon on December 21, 1970.