McGovern-Eagleton presidential campaign button, 1972

Contributed by Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library

Description

Campaign button for Senator George S. McGovern for president and Thomas Eagleton as vice president.

Shortly after the convention it was discovered that Eagleton had had electroshock therapy treatment for depression. Eagleton was persuaded to resign from the ticket and was replaced with R. Sargent Shriver.

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About This Item

  • Title: McGovern-Eagleton presidential campaign button, 1972
  • Creation Date: 1972
  • Subject Date: 1972
  • Media: metal, campaign button
  • Dimensions: 1 cm x 3.2 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library
303 Main Street, Van Buren, ME 04785
(207) 868-5076

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