Vintage Al Smith Corning New York Governor Political Campaign Pinback Button
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Vintage Al Smith Corning New York Governor Political Campaign Pinback Button:
Offered hereis a7/8” celluloid Smith Corning pinback button with Democratic star.
Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith(December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was an American statesman who was electedGovernor of New Yorkfour times and was theDemocraticU.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the foremost urban leader of Movementand was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governor in the 1920s. He was also linked to the notoriousTammany Hallmachine that controlled Manhattan politics; was a strong opponent ofProhibitionand was the first Roman Catholicnominee for President. His candidacy mobilized Catholic votes—especially women who previously had not voted. It also mobilized the anti-Catholic vote, which was strongest in the South.
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