Who Dat? – N

Have no idea who’s going to win in tomorrow’s Oscars?  Wouldn’t it be easier if you tried to figure out who these “unknown” campaign buttons are first?

As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make heads or tails of these candidates, most of whom we’ve never heard of.  And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for Senator” button, how do we know which Smith or which Jones?  So we’ve been posting pictures of these buttons, hoping you will have the answer.  Often, you have come through, which is most appreciated.

Thus far, we’ve completed the first 13 letters of the alphabet.  (Check out our previous “Who Dats”:  Unknowns beginning with the Letter A, Letter B, two pages for Letter C (here and here), Letter D, Letter E, Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, Letter J, Letter K, Letter L and Letter M.)  We even have one of buttons with pictures only — no names.  That’s even harder to decipher.

We now bring you to the Letter N.  Not that many to see here.  That may be because the Ns justify the means.  Anyway, can anyone help with the identification of these buttons?  Thanks!  (See bottom for some notes.)

Some identifications and thoughts since these buttons were put up:

ROW 1 — The two picture buttons are from NYC:  Maltus Newman for Assembly is a Manhattan Republican who ran and lost in 1906.  John Neal/Our Register is Brooklyn 1902.

ROW 2 — Second button (Neumeyer) may be from PA.  Fourth button (Nonemaker for State President) is also PA, 1915, for the National Patriot Order/Sons of America.  And the final button on Row 2 (Mahlon Nichols) is PA as well.

ROW 3 — Two more buttons from PA.  Gregory Naylor is a Democrat from Philadelphia, and Nemcovsky was mayor of Warren, PA.

ROW 4 — Nesbitt for Assembly is a Republican from upstate New York.  Nardi for mayor was elected in Camden, N.J. in 1969.

ROW 5 — Kate Nyegaard is a California Republican from 1982.

2 Responses

  1. Jerry Skurnik says:

    Joe Nicoletti is a former Assemblyman and present Councilman from Syracuse,NY who ran for Mayor

  2. Daniel Fox says:

    1st row – Frank Nunes was the Republican nominee for General Treasurer of Rhode Island in 1960 and 1962. This button appears to be from 1960.


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