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People for Peterson Join Us Political Busy Beaver Button Museum
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people for · peterson · join us
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Center of button is gold with white lowercase text reading "join us" surrounded by blue band with white lowercase text reading "people for" curving above the center and "peterson" in white lowercase text curving below the center.

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This was Russell W. Peterson’s republican campaign button for governor. He defeated  incumbent Governor Charles L. Terry, Jr. and was a huge environmentalist.. Peterson was the first to appoint a person of color to the board of trustees at the University of Delaware and he also insisted on the hiring of African Americans within the State Police department.

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“People for Peterson, join us” campaign button,1968. Retrieved 28 November 2021, from https://exhibitions.lib.udel.edu/1968/exhibition-item/people-for-peterso...

Russell W. Peterson. Retrieved 28 November 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_W._Peterson

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