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|The picture shows a view of this Old Unused Taft President Political Campaign Decal Sticker. This is believed to be from the 1950s and for Robert Taft. It is in red, white, and blue. It has a union mark and is marked as follows:|
Issued By Taft Committee, David S. Ingalls, Chairman
National Headquarters,261 Constitutional Avenue, N.W.
The sticker measures 8'' x 3-1/4''. It is in good condition. There is a 1-5/8'' crack on the right and some edge chips on the backing paper as pictured. Below here is some background historic information that was found online for Robert Taft:
TAFT, Robert Alphonso, (1889 - 1953)
Senate Years of Service: 1939-1953
''TAFT, Robert Alphonso, (son of President William H. Taft, nephew of Charles Phelps Taft, father of Robert Taft, Jr.), a Senator from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 8, 1889; attended the public schools of Cincinnati, Ohio, and of Manila, Philippine Islands, and Taft School, Watertown, Conn.; graduated from Yale University in 1910 and from Harvard University Law School in 1913; admitted to the Ohio bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; director in a number of business enterprises in Cincinnati; assistant counsel, United States Food Administration 1917-1918; counsel, American Relief Administration 1919; member, Ohio house of representatives 1921-1926, serving as speaker and majority leader 1926; member, Ohio Senate 1931-1932; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1938; reelected in 1944 and again in 1950 and served from January 3, 1939, until his death; majority leader 1953; co-chairman, Joint Committee on the Economic Report (Eightieth Congress), chairman, Committee on Labor and Public Welfare (Eightieth Congress), Republican Policy Committee (Eightieth through Eighty-second Congresses); sponsored the Taft-Hartley Act, designed to create equity in collective bargaining between labor and management; unsuccessful candidate in 1940, 1948, and 1952 for the Republican presidential nomination; died in New York City, July 31, 1953; lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, August 2-3, 1953; interment in Indian Hill Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.''
''American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Berger, Henry. “Bipartisanship, Senator Taft, and the Truman Administration.” Political Science Quarterly 90 (Summer 1975): 221-37; Patterson, James T. Mr. Republican: A Biography of Robert A. Taft. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972.''
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