Who Dat? – F

Labor Day is a time to relax and think about all the people who came before us who worked hard for so little money.

Sort of like me.  And that leads to this feature in Political Junkie.

Every so often we come across campaign buttons for candidates we’ve never heard of.  How do we identify who they are?  And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for Senator” button, well, how do we know which Smith or which Jones?  That’s where you come in.

We’ve been offering photos of these unknown buttons (arranged alphabetically by candidate names) for you to help identify.  And you’ve done an amazing job.  (Previous “Who Dats”:  Unknowns beginning with the Letter A, Letter B, two pages for Letter C (here and here), Letter D and Letter E.)

And now we’re back with another selection of campaign items of candidates, this time focusing on the letter “F.”  Does anyone know who these “f”olks are?

(Some help:  SECOND ROW: faded picture button reads “Fesler’s Right For Governor”.  FOURTH ROW: last picture button, “Cleo W. Frick/County Supt Schools”.)

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Thank you, and have a safe holiday weekend!

10 thoughts on “Who Dat? – F”

    • This is correct. He was defeated by Larry McDaniel in the Democratic primary. McDaniel went on to lose the race to Forrest Donnell, the only major Republican elected in Missouri in 1940. Donnell only won by 3,600 votes, so they refused to seat him as Governor until the Mo Supreme Court stepped in. It was a big deal and had shades of the old Pendergast machine in Missouri.

  1. John Fuhr was speaker of the Colorado house, 1971-75. He ran for lt. gov. in the 1974 Republican primary but lost. In 1982 he was the GOP nominee for Governor.

    Jack Faxon was a Michigan Democratic state senator, 1971-95.

    John P. Friend was elected County Treasurer as a Democrat in Clermont County, Ohio (just west of Cincinnati) in 1936.

  2. “Fesler’s Right for Governor” – James W. Fesler, R-IN, unsuccessful candidate in the 1920 gubernatorial primary.


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