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The Campaign Buttons of 1896

Although the hobby of collecting political memorabilia is probably as old as politics, the political campaign button first became important in the presidential election of 1896. This contest, in which Republican William McKinley defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan, spawned a … Continue reading

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Thomas J. Majors, Soldier, Congressman, and Lieutenant Governor

Thomas J. Majors (1841-1932) of Nemaha County, Nebraska, was a pioneer soldier and farmer who served in the Nebraska territorial and state legislatures, in Congress, and as lieutenant governor from 1890 to 1894. He narrowly missed being elected governor in … Continue reading

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