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Nixon: I Was Told to Resign in '52

Mar. 13, 1962 - Richard M. Nixon has related how Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and his top advisors wanted him to resign as the Republican candidate for Vice President in 1952. In an article published in Life magazine, Mr. Nixon says he received this word in a telephone call from former Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. He says the call came just before he made the television speech in which he answered criticisms of his “political fund” and left it to the Republican National Committee to decide whether he should stay on the ticket. Later, he and General Eisenhower met. The General said, “You’re my boy,” and they went on to win two elections together. General Eisenhower, who is on a hunting and fishing trip in Mexico, could not be reached for comment. The article is the first of a series from Mr. Nixon’s book, “Six Crises,” to be published by Doubleday & Co. on March 29.

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