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Object Name: Button
Date: 1973
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Medium: Metal, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Circular political pin-back button; blue background with white and green lettering; "Paul / O'Dwyer / for PRESIDENT / CITY COUNCIL"
Credit Line: Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number: 2003.64.4
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Marks: crimp: blue lettering on white background "EMPRESS SPECS. CO. N.Y.C., N.Y 10010"

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Paul O'Dwyer (1907-1998), a brother of onetime New York Mayor William O'Dwyer, held elected posts for only six years -- from 1963 to 1965 as a city councilman and 1973 to 1977 as City Council president. He lost four other campaigns, two for the U.S. Senate, one for the House and one, a primary, for mayor.