Richard Nixon Campaign Buttons. Welcome to the President Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, section on campaignbuttons-etc.com. Featured here are campaign buttons from Nixon's 1960, 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns. Nixon won his first political office when he was elected a U.S. Congressman from California in 1946. On August 9, 1974 due to the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon became the only President ever to resign the Presidency.