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This undated handout image provided by the National Archives shows Richard Nixon’s application to be an FBI Special Agent, April 29, 1937 Upon graduating from Duke Law School in 1937, Nixon submitted this application to be a special agent in the FBI. He never heard back after his interview. Assuming he didn’t get the job, he returned home to California, passed the bar, and began practicing law. Many years later Nixon learned from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that he had been accepted, but his appointment was held back due to budget cuts. National Archives, Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Curators at the National Archives have culled their collection in search of some of the great signatures of history. A special exhibit opening Friday includes the personal marks of figures that include Thomas Jefferson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Robinson, Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, along with important documents from history. Curators looked at the power of the pen in politics, war, entertainment and sports for the wide-ranging exhibit, "Making their Mark." (AP Photo/National Archives)

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