Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1968
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description 
Circular metal pin-back campaign button "EUGENE"; blue and white.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mildred Speiser
Object Number 
1997.6.90
Gallery Label 
In 1967 Senator Eugene J. McCarthy challenged Lyndon B. Johnson during the Democratic primaries. When Johnson decided not to run for re-election Vice-President Hubert Humphrey took his place. However, Democrats lost the Presidency to Republican Gerald Ford.
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Creative: Tronvig Group