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Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller Political Button Museum
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Photograph of candidate's face within a red and black circle above an American flag illustration.  

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This is possibly a memorial button for Nelson Rockefeller, the 41st Vice President of the United States (1974–1977) under President Gerald Ford. He was a member of the wealth Rockefeller family, a businessman and philanthropist. Rockefeller sought Republican Presidential Nomination unsuccessfully in 1960, 1964, and 1968 and became Vice President after Richard Nixon's resignation in the wake of Watergate Scandal. During his political career, he was progressive, liberal and moderate, and thus, the Liberals in the Republican Party were called "Rockefeller Republicans" in his time. 

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