Wendell Willkie’s campaign Buttons were produced between 1939 and 1940. Willkie ran against incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt and lost the election by approximately 5% of the popular vote. He also lost the electrical college by a larger margin.
Born Lewis Wendell Willkie on February 18, 1892, in Indiana, Willkie was an attorney in Akron Oh and received a BA from Indiana University. Willkie was a Democrat before 1939 and changed parties to Republican from 1939 to 1944.