Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan Nixon was the wife of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and thus Former First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974. Born: March 16, 1912, Ely, Nevada. Died: June 22, 1993, Park Ridge, NJ. Spouse: Richard Nixon (m. 1940–1993). Children: Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Tricia Nixon Cox.