|Object Name||Poster, Political|
|Creator||The Committee to Re-Elect Senator Huddleston|
|Dimensions||H-20.125 W-13.75 inches|
|Description||This political poster is mostly covered by a black and white photograph of Senator Huddleston in a suit and tie. Across the bottom of the poster is a diagonal text block with a black background. On top of that text is white and yellow lettering also running diagonally which reads "Senator / Huddleston / Keep him working for you!" At the bottom of the poster, centered, is small white text which reads "Pd. for by Comm. to Re-elect Senator Huddleston, Geo. Spalding, Treas., Box 1978, Frankfort, Ky. 40602." Beside this line of text is an unreadable printer's trademark.|
Walter Darlington "Dee" Huddleston is a politician from Kentucky. A former radio station manager, Huddleston entered politics in 1964 when he was elected to the Kentucky State Senate, a position he stayed in until 1972. In 1972, Huddleston ran for the U.S. Senate seat which was being vacated by retiring Republican John Sherman Cooper. He narrowly defeated Republican Louie B. Nunn, a recent former governor and would serve in the U.S. Senate until 1985. This poster is for his re-election campaign in 1978. He lost his seat in the 1984 election to Republican Mitch McConnell.
This object was donated on December 30, 1986 by Drexell Davis. Davis, a self-described "Yellow Dog" Democrat, held several elected positions in the Kentucky state government. His thirty-three years of public service prompted his interest in collecting political memorabilia.
|Collection||Drexell R. Davis Collection|
Huddleston, Walter D.
Politics & government
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|