Sepia toned photograph of Nixon with a banner across the bottom with white text
Richard M. Nixon’s earliest use of campaign buttons and pins came in his unsuccessful run for President in 1960. Campaign buttons can also be found from his unsuccessful bid for Governor of California in 1962. In his political career, he won four national elections, twice for the vice presidency and twice for the presidency. He won his first political office in 1946 when he was elected as a U.S. Congressman for California. Nixon then became a Senator in 1950. Nixon served as Vice President during the Eisenhower administration from 1953- 1961. He was elected as the 37th President of the United States in 1968 and served in office from 1969 until his resignation in August 1974.