Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Circular metal pin-back campaign button "EUGENE"; blue and white.
Gift of Mildred Speiser
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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