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New Richmond in St. Croix County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Nixon Impeachment

John Doar History Trail

 
 
Nixon Impeachment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Fitzie Heimdahl, March 30, 2020
1. Nixon Impeachment Marker
Inscription.  
In 1967, John left the Civil Rights Division to move to New York to lead an anti-poverty program begun by Sen. Robert Kennedy in Bedford Stuyvesant, a poor neighborhood in the center of Brooklyn.

During his first years in Brooklyn, he also served as the President of the New York City Board of Education. In December 1973, John was called back to Washington to serve as the Special Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Richard Nixon.

John's leadership of the impeachment inquiry staff led to the Judiciary Committee voting with overwhelming bipartisan majorities to recommend three articles of impeachment of President Nixon. Soon after those votes, President Nixon resigned from office.

(Photo Caption:) Doar on the cover of Newsweek in 1974.
 
Erected 2017.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1973.
 
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45° 7.422′ N, 92° 32.277′ W. Marker is in New Richmond, Wisconsin, in St. Croix County. Marker can be reached from North Knowles Avenue, 0.1 miles north of 1st Street. Located along Mill Pond Walk in Mill Pond Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 North Knowles Avenue, New Richmond WI 54017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Freedom (a few steps from this marker); Civil Rights Workers (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights Struggle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Right to Vote (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Childhood (about 400 feet away); John Doar (about 500 feet away); Paperjack Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 31, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Apr. 16, 2024