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Buttons, Hats and Music: Campaign 1964

We Want A Woman In The White House

We Want A Woman In The White House

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Margaret Chase Smith Library

While Senator Margaret Chase Smith's campaign for the 1964 Republican nomination for president was rather low-key, some of the support she generated was based on her being a woman -- the first woman from one of the two major political parties to seek the nomination.

One unusual piece of campaign paraphernalia was the song Bucky Searles and Dick Nirenberg wrote, "We Want a Woman in the White House."

The lyrics mention Smith's desire for peace and the historic nature of her candidacy.


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