'Hey, you look a lot like Nixon'

While celebrating his older sibling’s 100th birthday last week at a gala held by the Richard Nixon Foundation at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., Ed Nixon acknowledged, “I’m recognized a great deal.”

That may be an understatement. 

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At 82, Nixon is the spitting image of the ex-West Wing resident, who died in 1994. The author of The Nixons: A Family Portrait tells us, “Even the Chinese, who weren’t born yet, say, ‘Oh, Mr. Nixon.’ So everywhere I go in the world, they recognize the Nixon face.”

He adds, “I can’t do anything about it. We have the same parents.”

Asked if he minds the constant questions about his first-family connection, Nixon replies, “You learn to put up with it. You learn because it’s important to the kids who are asking the question, ‘Are you related?’ ”