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|The picture shows a view of three of the (7) Emilio Daddario Political Campaign Pin Back Buttons in this lot. Included are (1) of the large buttons, and (3) of each of the smaller ones. The pink one is actually a fold over tin tab button. These are not dated but are believed to be from 1969 or 1970 when Daddario was campaigning for the position of Governor of Connecticut.|
The large button has a Union mark at the bottom and is marked as follows:
The small pinback button has a Union mark and reads as follows:
The pink fold over tab button has a Union mark and reads as follows:
(I am a Mim Mam)
To judge the sizes the larger button measures 3'' wide. These are in near mint to mint condition as pictured. Below here is some reference information believed to be of this candidate:
DADDARIO, Emilio Quincy, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Newton Center, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, September 24, 1918; attended the public schools in Boston, Mass., Tilton (New Hampshire) Academy, and Newton (Mass.) Country Day School; graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1939; attended Boston University Law School 1939 - 1941; transferred to University of Connecticut and graduated in 1942; was admitted to the bar in Connecticut and Massachusetts in 1942 and commenced the practice of law in Middletown, Ct.; in February 1943 enlisted as a private in the United States Army; assigned to the Office of Strategic Services at Fort Meade, Maryland; served overseas in the Mediterranean Theater; was separated from the service as a captain in September 1945; awarded the United States Legion of Merit and Italian Medaglia d’Argento medals; member of the Connecticut National Guard; mayor of Middletown, Conn., 1946 - 1948; appointed judge of the Middletown Municipal Court and served from 1948 to 1950 when he was called into active service with the Forty-third Division of the Connecticut National Guard during the Korean conflict; served as a major with the Far East Liaison Group in Korea and Japan until separated from the service as a major in 1952; resumed the practice of law in Hartford, Conn.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-second Congress in 1970; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 1970; Director, Office of Technology Assessment, 1973-1977; president, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1977 - 1978; co-chairman, American Bar Association, Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, 1979 - 1989.
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