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Fred A. Seaton served as a U.S. Senator for the state of Nebraska from 1951 to 1952. He went on to be the Secretary of the Interior under President Dwight D. Eisenhower before vying for governorship in 1962. To promote his candidacy, Seaton distributed buttons reading “Friend of Fred” to the Nebraska electorate. However, he was ultimately unsuccessful in the race and lost to the incumbent Democrat Frank B. Morrison.


Rudin, K. (2010, June 29). This week's Scuttlebug winner. NPR.

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