Milestones, Feb. 11, 1974

Died. Murray M. Chotiner, 64, longtime adviser to Richard Nixon; of a blood clot resulting from an auto accident; in Washington, B.C. Alternately good-natured and blunt, Chotiner was a sharp Los Angeles criminal lawyer and a cunning, bare-knuckled politician who first met Nixon during the 1946 congressional campaign and advised him to depict his opponent, Jerry Voorhis, as an ally of Communism. Chotiner planned a similar strategy for Nixon's 1950 Senate race against Helen Gahagan Douglas. Chotiner advised Nixon at the time of his famous "Checkers" speech in 1952, but their relationship was...

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