There was a button we used in a recent ScuttleButton puzzle that listed two candidates — “Re-elect Joe & Art/Vote Republican” — candidates whose identity we don’t know. In fact, we often come across buttons whose origins have escaped us. Thus, every now and then we post some of these unknown items, in the hope that you can identify them.
Here’s another selection of campaign items of candidates whose last name begins with a “D.” Does anyone know who these folks are? (The blurred two-candidate button in line two are for “B.H. Dodge” and “H.H. Wickwire.” The red tab towards the bottom says “Dineen.” And I think the “Danielson” in the top row pre-dates George Danielson of California.)
Previous “Who Dats”: Unknowns beginning with the Letter A, Letter B and two pages for Letter C (here and here).
8 thoughts on “Who Dat? – D”
Gomer C. Davis ran for county commissioner in Scranton PA. According to this eBay auction, he was also a clerk and mayor in the 20’s-30’s.
Fred J. Douglas was NY Republican Congressman from 1937 to 1945. In 1934, he ran for NY Lt. Governor on the Republican ticket with Robert Moses as Governor and lost to Herbert Lehman and M. William Bray
Dick & Dence is listed as a 1960 Nixon coattail for Congress
Adams (oval) is a Pa. button for Congress in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area
Allen was a Republican candidate for Congress from Bucks Co. Pa.
I am wondering if the I’M FOR DOYLE is for James Doyle, Sr. in one of his Governor bids in Wisconsin in the 1950’s?
No, this button is probably a NYC-area item from the 1960s. Not Wisconsin.
Reuben s Dawkins democrat 1964 Ward 12 Boston was a City Atty.Boston 1960. Law license suspended in 1990’s. Not Elected.
I know this is a bit late, but. . . State Rep. Marvin R. Dee served in the Illinois House as a Republican from the 20th District. Elected in 1972, he served only one term. See Illinois Blue Book, 1973-74, p. 95, and 1977-78, p.211. The slogan was apropos, because he was “the one Republican” elected from a three-member district.
Wickwire and Dodge are Canadian politicians who ran for an were elected to, what is called a “dual member constituency in the province of Nova Scotia Canada. The button is from sometime between 1900-1910, I believe. They represented the Liberal Party.