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Object Name Button, Political
Title Button, Eisenhower-Morton-Cooper
Catalog Number 1987.30.243
Date 1952
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-1 W-1 Dia-1 inches
Description This is a pin back lithographic button for the presidential campaign of Dwight Eisenhower with the coattail campaigns of Thurston Morton and John Sherman Cooper who were running for office in Kentucky. The button is white with a dark blue horizontal stripe running through the center of it. The button has each of the candidates names printed in blue and white text contrasting against the background. The buttons reads, "MORTON / IKE / COOPER." The back of the button has a stickpin closure. There is a faded blue printer's label on the side of the button.
Notes Thruston Ballard Morton (August 19, 1907 – August 14, 1982), a Republican, represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. After leaving the House, Morton served as Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations in the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

John Sherman Cooper (August 23, 1901 – February 21, 1991) was a politician, jurist, and diplomat from Kentucky. He served three non-consecutive, partial terms in the United States Senate before being elected to two full terms in 1960 and 1966. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to India from 1955 to 1956 and U.S. Ambassador to East Germany from 1974 to 1976.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1952 United States Presidential Election
People Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Cooper, John Sherman
Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982
Subjects Campaigns, Political
Buttons (Information artifacts)
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Presidential candidates
Presidential inaugurations

Search Terms Button, Political
Political button
political campaigns
political souvenirs
Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Republican party
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS