|Object Name||Button, Political|
|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.|
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|
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Cooper, John Sherman
Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982
Buttons (Information artifacts)
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|