|Text on Button||I'm for Nixon|
Blue text between horizontal stripes of red and blue over white background.
|Curl Text||GREEN DUCK CO CHICAGO Union Bug|
|Year / Decade Made|
This button dates from the 1960 US Presidential campaign of Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) and Henry Cabot Lodge (1902-1985). At the time of the campaign, Nixon was the US Vice President under Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) and Lodge was the US Ambassador to the UN. Nixon and Lodge, Republicans, were opposed by the Democrats John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
Nixon and Lodge won the majority of the states, but Kennedy and Johnson received 303 of the 537 Electoral College votes. Nixon and Lodge received only 219, which made Nixon the first presidential candidate to win a majority of states but still lose the election. Nixon returned to his role as vice president after the defeat and returned to California to practice law after his term ended.