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President Richard Nixon & Poker

The former President had a past with poker!


Did you know that former president Richard Nixon funded his first political campaign with money he won from playing poker? It's true!

While he was in the US Navy in World War II, he won $6000 in his first two months playing poker. He used his winnings to fund his first campaign for congress, which he won.
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