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Ike, Dick, and Stanley

by James McManus |  Published: Mar 26, 2008


Unlike Truman, Roosevelt, Harding, and the other White House residents who played poker to relax with advisors and friends, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon seldom if ever competed for even minimal stakes while in office. And the men who shared the Republican ticket in 1952 and 1956 certainly never mentioned the game while campaigning, even though both of them had played for life-changing stakes while serving in their country's armed forces.

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