The First Dogs of the White House — TIME

On September 23rd in 1952, Senator Richard Nixon appeared on the air to deliver what would come to be known, much to his annoyance, as the Checkers Speech. Checkers, a black and white cocker spaniel, was the Nixon’s family dog. Nixon was a vying for a place as Eisenhower’s running-mate, when his opponents dug up…

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