Scarce personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Nixon, payable to Arthritis Foundation for $100, October 31, 1963. Lower memo field bears typed notation: "Contribution." In fine condition. After his failed California gubernatorial bid in 1962, Nixon traveled with his family around Europe before moving to New York City and becoming a senior partner in the law firm Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander. According to the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, White House Special Files Collection, in 1963, Nixon donated over $9,000 to over 50 beneficiaries ranging from churches, universities, and hospitals to scholarship funds, veterans' groups, and children's organizations.
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