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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Sidney Leneer Pete Underdown, June 18, 2000. Interview I-0091. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Underdown admires Richard Nixon as a visionary

Pete Underdown compares his cousin Parks to Richard Nixon because both were visionary men. He admired Nixon despite being a Democrat.

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Oral History Interview with Sidney Leneer Pete Underdown, June 18, 2000. Interview I-0091. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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But he was, I'd say, one of the greatest visionary people that I've ever known, and I've known some pretty good ones, including my good personal friend, President Nixon.
KATHLEEN KEARNS:
Really?
PETE UNDERDOWN:
I'm a Democrat, but he was the best president we've ever had.
KATHLEEN KEARNS:
And you were friends?
PETE UNDERDOWN:
Yes. I was a friend.