Wendell Willkie Campaign Buttons

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.

REF: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendell_Willkie

Wendell Willkie and McNary’s campaign buttons are a great way to learn about US history while investing in a tangible product (campaign buttons) that will increase in value for generations to come.

Wendell Willkie Trivia

Q: What did Wendell Willkie do as a profession before he became famous?

A: Wendell Willkie was a history teacher at a Kansas high school.

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