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Joseph Wallace King of Winston-Salem painted the first commissioned portrait of Richard Milhous Nixon after he became President of the United States. The portrait now hangs in the Law School at Duke University.
In 1968, Richard Nixon reconciled with Republican and Democratic Dixiecrat segregationist led by Strom Thurmond and effectively ended the second Reconstruction of the 1950s and 1960s. To gain their support, Nixon promised to restrict federal support on desegregation and nominate Southern white conservatives to the Supreme Court. This exchange of political favors closely resembled the terms agreed to at Wormley's Hotel, in Washington D.C., that ended the first Reconstruction in 1877.