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Birth: 1952
Death: 1964

Folk Animal Figure. He  became famous in 1952 when his owner, Richard Nixon spoke fondly of him in a speech to the nation. Then-VP candidate Nixon was accused of setting up a secret slush fund. Nixon appeared on television and said the only gift he'd received from his political cronies was Checkers. His children loved that dog, Nixon said, and he wasn't going to give it back--even if it was a crime. Nixon went on to become Vice President under Eisenhower, and the rest is history. Patriots still plant small American flags next to the dog's little granite tombstone. (bio by: Paul S.) 
 
Burial:
Bide-a-Wee Association Pet Cemetery Memorial Park
Wantagh
Nassau County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 5, Row A, Site 38D (straight back from office)
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1616
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Added by: Ron Moody
 
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Added by: GraveGirl
 
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