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Lowell Palmer Weicker Jr. is an American politician who served the state of Connecticut in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, He was also the 85th Governor of Connecticut.
Weicker was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1970—perhaps with some help from buttons like this, which were created for his campaign. Weicker, a Republican, made a name for himself when serving on the Senate Watergate Committee as the first Republican to call for the resignation of then-President Richard Nixon.
Weicker left the Republican Party in 1990 and was successfully elected Governor of Connecticut as a third-party candidate that year—one of the few third party candidates to have been elected to a state governorship in the United States. He served one term and did not seek re-elected in 1994.
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Wikipedia contributors. (2023). Lowell Weicker. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Weicker