Congressman Annunzio

Congressman Annunzio Political Button Museum
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Congressman Annunzio Your Voice in Congress
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PAID FOR BY ANNUNZIO FOR PEOPLE COMM PRUDENTIAL ADY CHGO IL UFCW

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Frank Annunzio (1915-2001) was a US Representative for Chicago, Illinois's 7th and 11th Congressional Districts, 1965-1973 and 1973-1993 respectively.  This button dates from Annunzio's 1972 election bid for the 11th District.  Annunzio used the slogan "Your Voice in Congress" in at least one other election (1976).  He was born, raised, educated, and worked in Chicago until entering federal civil service as the War Ration Board Chairman during the WWII.  After the war, he returned to Springfield, Illinois and served on the Illinois Industrial Commission on Health and Safety and the Committee on Unemployment Compensation and as Secretary of Labor.  He championed working class causes throughout his political career, especially consumer rights in housing, banking, and finance.  He was well-respected in Italian-American communities and was responsible for having Columbus Day declared a national holiday.

In 2009, another Frank Annunzio ran for Illinois's 5th Congressional District and used the slogan "Your Voice in Congress" in an answer during a candidates forum.

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