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Students for Yates

Students for Yates Political Button Museum
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STUDENTS FOR YATES U.S.SENATOR
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Navy blue button with white text. 

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(union bug)

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Congressman Sidney Yates ran for Senate in 1962 for the State of Illinois. He lost by a narrow margin to Republican Everett Dickerson, even though President Kennedy campaigned for him. He served in the House of Representatives from 1949-1963 and 1965-1999, making him one of the longest serving U.S. Congressmen. Yates was an outspoken supporter of the arts and the state of Israel and an early opponent of age discrimination.

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PO0463
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