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Richard Nixon’s application to be an FBI Special Agent, April 29, 1937 Upon graduating from Duke Law School in 1937, Nixon submitted this application to be a special agent in the FBI. He never heard back after his interview. Assuming he didn’t get the job, he returned home to California, passed the bar, and began practicing law. Many years later Nixon learned from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that he had been accepted, but his appointment was held back due to budget cuts.

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