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Object Name: Pin-back campaign button
Date: 1980
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Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Circular pin-back campaign button inscribed: "ANDERSON / of ILLINOIS / for PRESIDENT"; white with black lettering and red wavy stripes.
Credit Line: Gift of Roberta J.M. Olson
Object Number: 2003.17.1
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John B. Anderson ran as an independent candidate for President in 1980 and is believed to have contributed to Ronald Reagan's landslide victory over Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter.

Exhibitions:

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