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Harold Stassen was the Republican nominee for the 1948 Presidential elections and when he lost the election, he ran another eight times, earning the name of a perennial candidate. In 1956, Stassen did not run for president, but did serve as the Security Administration Director during Eisenhower’s presidency. During this time, he strongly encouraged Eisenhower to get rid of Richard Nixon at the Republican convention. This in turn lost him favor with many American’s and anti-Stassen supporters began sporting these buttons to show their disfavor towards Stassen.
Cornell University Library. (n.d.). Stassen Campaign Buttons. Retrieved from https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:10637453