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The Eisenhower Library
Nixon appears with Eisenhower at a campaign rally in Wheeling, W. Va., Sept. 24, 1952, one day
after the “Checkers Speech.”

On This Day: Richard Nixon Delivers “Checkers Speech”

September 23, 2014 06:00 AM
by findingDulcinea Staff
On Sept. 23, 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon gave a speech defending the existence of a controversial campaign fund. His discussion of his family life, including a mention of the family dog named Checkers, drew sympathy from the public, helping him maintain his position on the presidential ticket.
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