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Object Name: Pin-back campaign button
Date: 1980
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Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Description: Red circular button with text: "ANDERSON/ FOR PRESIDENT."
Credit Line: Gift of Jacqueline Adams
Object Number: 2013.24.21
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Inscribed: Front: "ANDERSON/ FOR PRESIDENT."

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John B. Anderson (b. 1922) a Republican Congressman from Illinois, ran in the 1980 Republican primaries for President. When it became clear that he could not win his party's nomination, he mounted a campaign as an Independent. After demonstrating some initial popularity he was not able to carry a single precinct in the country.