1936 Charles Brooks Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Campaign Pinback

1936 Charles Brooks Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Campaign Pinback

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Authentic 1936 Charles Brooks Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pin. Pin reads only "Brooks" in blue print on a white and blue background. The pin is approximately 1/2" in diameter and in great condition as seen in the photo! It was produced by an unknown company most likely in Illinois. There is a makers mark imprinted in the backside of the metal pin.
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Authentic 1936 Charles Brooks Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pin. Pin reads only "Brooks" in blue print on a white and blue background. The pin is approximately 1/2" in diameter and in great condition as seen in the photo! It was produced by an unknown company most likely in Illinois. There is a makers mark imprinted in the backside of the metal pin.

Charles Wayland Brooks (March 8, 1897 – January 14, 1957) was a Republican U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1940 to 1949. He was born in West Bureau, Illinois and during World War I Brooks served as a first lieutenant in the United States Marines from 1917 to 1919; while in combat he was wounded several times.

Wayland Brooks ran for Governor of Illinois in 1936 but was defeated by incumbent Democrat Henry Horner. In 1940 Brooks was elected to fill the senate vacancy caused by the death of J. Hamilton Lewis by a very narrow margin. Brooks was reelected in 1942 and ran for reelection in 1948 but was defeated by Democrat Paul Douglas. He died in Chicago, Illinois.

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