Button

Object Number: 
2003.97.22
Date: 
1968-1976
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Description: 
Circular pin-back button, blue letters on white ground: "O’DWYER / FOR / U.S.SENATE" Paul O’ Dwyer (1907-1998) active in New York City politics and frequent runner for office, received the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in 1968. He was defeated in the general election by the Republican incumbent Jacob Javits. He ran again in 1970 and 1976 but was defeated in the primaries.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irwin Silver
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Creative: Tronvig Group