Category Archives: 1952 Campaign

  • ‘Checkers’ at 61

    Posted on by Jim Byron

    September 23 marks the 61st anniversary of one of the most consequential and precedent-setting speeches in U.S. history: Richard Nixon’s much-famed Checkers Speech. Not only did this speech ensure 39 year-old Senator Nixon’s place on the 1952 Republican presidential ticket as Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vice president – thus serving as a launching pad for his […]

    Posted in 1952 Campaign, The Nixons, Vice President Nixon

  • 23 September 1952 – Checkers’ 60th Anniversary

    Posted on by Richard Nixon Foundation

    Exclusive to, Lee Huebner, former Nixon Speechwriter and current George Washington University Professor of Media and Public Affairs, has written an essay about then Senator Richard Nixon’s seminal Checker’s Speech given 60 years ago on September 23, 1952. The prime time television address forever changed presidential politics. Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of one […]

    Posted in 1952 Campaign

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