Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Quick - what two Presidents of the United States visited Monrovia? The first was President William Howard Taft who made a brief whistle-stop appearance in 1909. The second was President William Jefferson Clinton, who spoke at Monrovia High School on July 22, 1996.
Perhaps even more intriguing, is Congressional candidate Richard M. Nixon. According to Charles F. Davis in the Monrovia-Duarte Community Book, Nixon was a frequent visitor to Monrovia even after he became Vice President. He mentions the debate between Nixon and Jerry Voorhis as taking place in the Monrovia High School, and later the Nixons entertaining at the Woman's Clubhouse. (p.126)