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Object Name: Button
Date: 1968
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Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Pin-back button; inscribed on blue background "EUGENE"
Credit Line: Gift of Evelyn Martin
Object Number: 2002.41.13
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Eugene McCarthy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1948. McCarthy became a member of the U.S. Senate in 1959 and in 1968 ran for the presidency against Lyndon B. Johnson.

Exhibitions:

"If Elected: Campaigning for the Presidency," New-York Historical Society, June 22-November 3, 2004.