“On Aug. 8, 1974 – exactly 40 years ago Friday – Richard Nixon made history by becoming the first (and so far only) president to resign from office.”  Nate Jones, People.com

Black and White Pix of Nixon

I’m in the midst of teaching a certification course in graphology (live and in person, here in Denver, Colorado) to my awesome students and am proud to say they are now able to analyze what I’m about to share with you all here, who are reading this blog.

You don’t have to be certified, or even certifiable (!) to read the writing on the wall when you see Tricky Dick’s signature and how it progressed or rather……digressed over the course of his political career.

Take a look!

Signatures 1968-1974


Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the U.S. was forced to resign in 1974 after the Watergate scandal.  It is  interesting to note that just as his time as President was flat lining,  so was his signature.

My graphology students learn that when a signature is illegible, the writer is not willing to be completely “seen” and known by others “out there”.

In essence, the writer is hiding or withholding something.   There is an X that slices  “write” through the middle of his signature and the line that is now his signature crawls along the baseline in one ginormous  caution line.   He slices through his name, which is an undoing of oneself.

The illegible scrawl is a desire for obscurity yet it also reveals the tremendous caution he was feeling.

On June 22, 1993, Pat Nixon, wife of Richard Nixon, died of lung cancer. He took her death hard and a mere 10 months later on April 22, 1995, Richard Nixon died of a massive stroke in New York City.

You can watch a comedic reenacted on YouTube  video by Harry Shearer in Nixon’s The One, “Nixon Prepares to Resign” Excerpt”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rD46pHpRVzo

To see more of  Nate Jones article visit here:  http://www.people.com/article/richard-nixon-harry-shearer

Until next time,

Your “Write” Coach

As seen on Dr. Oz, Kathi McKnight is a motivational speaker, author and master certified graphologist  since 1991.  For more information visit www.TheHandwritingExpert.com