Richard Nixon Attends Duke University Law School

In 1934, he graduated second in his class from Whittier and received a full scholarship to Duke University School of Law.

His future plans at this time focused solely on law; he was elected president of the Duke Bar Association and graduated third in his class in June 1937. Nixon later spoke about the influence of his alma-mater, saying, "I always remember that whatever I have done in the past or may do in the future, Duke University is responsible in one way or another."

Nixon attended Whittier College from 1930-1934, graduating second in a class of 85. He was President of the Student body. He went on to Duke University Law School on scholarship. He graduated in 1937 second in the class of 37.