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Elect Annunzio

Elect Annunzio Chicago Button Museum
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Elect ANNUNZIO your voice in Congress
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BERT WOLF TREAS.

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Frank Annunzio, an Italian-American member of the Democratic Party, was first elected to the United States House of Representatives from a Chicago district in 1964. Prior to his political career, Annunzio was a high school teacher and a labor leader of the United Steelworkers of America. He was state Secretary of Labor from 1949 to 1952, under Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson. Annunzio was reelected thirteen times, serving as a member of Congress from 1965 to 1993, before deciding not to run for reelection. In 1989, Congressman Annunzio attracted nation-wide attention for encouraging credit card holders to cut up or burn their cards to help force down interest rates. He died in 2001 of complications from Parkinson's Disease. 

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