|The picture below shows a larger view of all (6) 1992 New Hampshire Governor Steve Merrill Political Campaign Pin Back Buttons in this lot. These are imprinted in blue on a white background. They are simply marked as follows:|
All of these for one price! The pinback buttons each measure 2-5/16'' wide. They appear to be in excellent unused condition with some light spotting as pictured.
Below here is some additional information about Governor Steve Merrill:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
77th Governor of New Hampshire
In office: January 7, 1993 - January 9, 1997
Preceded by: Judd Gregg
Succeeded by: Jeanne Shaheen
Born: June 21, 1946, Hampton, New Hampshire
Political party: Republican
Stephen E. ''Steve'' Merrill (born June 21, 1946) is an American lawyer and Republican politician from Manchester, New Hampshire.
Merrill was born in Hampton, New Hampshire. He studied at the University of New Hampshire, graduating from it in 1969. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1972. He served in the Air Force as a lawyer from 1972 to 1976, then became a legal counsel to the Secretary of the Air Force from 1973 to 1975. He finally became a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force from 1975 to 1976. Merrill left military service as a captain, then went to Manchester to practice law from 1976 to 1984.
He served on the staff of Governor Sununu and was the state's Attorney General before being elected Governor. He is known for being the first elected official to coin the phrase, ''The New Hampshire Advantage''. Merrill entered the 1992 Republican gubernatorial primary. He won election on his first try at state office; he was reelected with seventy percent of the popular vote. Even before he entered office Governor elect Merrill faced a daunting challenge. Public Service of New Hampshire had appealed a special property tax imposed by retiring Governor Judd Gregg and the legislature as a way to balance the state budget, and in December 1992 this tax was declared unconstitutional. Governor Merrill therefore had to speak in his first inaugural address about new ways to meet an anticipated $40 million shortfall in state revenues. He proposed changes in state employees' Workmen's Compensation, and in March 1993 a number of changes in other state taxes, as ways to meet the fiscal emergency; in April 1993 he proposed to the legislature that the state's biennial operating budget be revised downward. But by then the state's economy was beginning to improve. Merrill got full credit in national and state media for fiscal responsibility. Merrill declined to run for a third term citing family obligations.
He was twice selected as the ''most fiscally responsible governor in America'' by the Wall Street Journal/Cato Institute, the only governor to receive the award more than once. He is the recipient of honorary academic degrees, including doctorates for civic and educational achievements. He received the ''Distinguished Citizen of the Year'' award from New Hampshire's Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Merrill currently serves as chairman of Boston based Bingham Consulting, where he assists companies on legal and business matters.