Serving as President Eisenhower's vice-president, Richard Nixon had prior experience in both houses of Congress. Nixon encountered controversy even before his election, and it resulted in the famous "Checkers" speech. From Wikipedia we also learn what one writer thought of the VP:
"Biographer Irwin Gellman, who chronicled Nixon's congressional years, said of his vice presidency:
Eisenhower radically altered the role of his running mate by presenting him with critical assignments in both foreign and domestic affairs once he assumed office. Because of the collaboration between these two leaders, Nixon deserves the title, 'the first modern vice-president.'"
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