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This is the campaign button for John B. Anderson’s 1980 presidential campaign. Anderson is from Rockford, Illinois, and is a World War II veteran who served ten years as a GOP congressman before running for the 1980 presidential election representing the Republican Party. He later ran an independent campaign against the incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter and Republican Ronald Reagan. Anderson received 7 percent of the national vote and came third, while Reagan defeated Carter in a landslide.
AP. (2017). John Anderson, former Illinois congressman and 1980 presidential candidate, dead at 95. CBS News. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-anderson-former-illinois-congressman-presidential-candidate-dead-at-95/
Britannica. (n.d.). United States presidential election of 1980. Retrieved July 7, 2021, from https://www.britannica.com/event/United-States-presidential-election-of-1980/General-election-campaign