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 Checkers

Checkers

Birth
Death 1964 (aged 11–12)
Burial Wantagh, Nassau County, New York, USA
Plot Section 5, Row A, Site 38D (straight back from office)
Memorial ID 1616 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1616
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Checkers (1952–1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1616, citing Bide-a-Wee Association Pet Cemetery Memorial Park, Wantagh, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .