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People for Peterson Political Busy Beaver Button Museum
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People for Peterson Join us
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This was Russell W. Peterson’s 1968 republican campaign button for governor. He defeated  incumbent Governor Charles L. Terry, Jr. and was a huge environmentalist.. Peterson was the first to appoint a person of color to the board of trustees at the University of Delaware and he also insisted on the hiring of African Americans within the State Police department.

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“People for Peterson, join us” campaign button,1968. Retrieved 28 November 2021, from https://exhibitions.lib.udel.edu/1968/exhibition-item/people-for-peterso...

Russell W. Peterson. Retrieved 28 November 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_W._Peterson

 

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PO1212
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