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John B. Anderson’s was a 1980 Republican candidate for the President of the United States. Anderson is from Rockford, Illinois, and is a World War II veteran who served ten years as a GOP congressman before his presidential run. 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