Set of 2 Authentic 1940s Dwight Herbert Green Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pins

Set of 2 Authentic 1940s Dwight Herbert Green Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pins

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Set of 2 Authentic 1940, 1944, or 1948 Dwight Herbert Green Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pinback Pins

The first pin reads "Green" in white print on a green background. The pin is approximately 7/8" in diameter and in nice condition as seen in the photo! It was produced by the Green Duck Company from Chicago, Ill. On the back of the metal it shows images of a duck and reads: "The Mark X of Quality" (with the X representing the image of the duck).

The second pin is all green with no printing or images. This pin measures 5/8" in diameter and is also still in nice condition as seen in the photo. The pin was produced by the L.J. Imber Company of Chicago. The backside of the pin reads, "Imber Quality Products L.J. Imber Co. 1839 W. Evergreen Ave. Chicago, Ill."
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Set of 2 Authentic 1940, 1944, or 1948 Dwight Herbert Green Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pinback Pins

The first pin reads "Green" in white print on a green background. The pin is approximately 7/8" in diameter and in nice condition as seen in the photo! It was produced by the Green Duck Company from Chicago, Ill. On the back of the metal it shows images of a duck and reads: "The Mark X of Quality" (with the X representing the image of the duck).

The second pin is all green with no printing or images. This pin measures 5/8" in diameter and is also still in nice condition as seen in the photo. The pin was produced by the L.J. Imber Company of Chicago. The backside of the pin reads, "Imber Quality Products L.J. Imber Co. 1839 W. Evergreen Ave. Chicago, Ill."

Dwight Herbert Green (January 9, 1897 – February 20, 1958) was the 30th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois, serving from 1941 to 1949.
In 1940, a backlash against the New Deal and the U.S. Democratic Party had begun to affect Illinois and many other states, especially in the Midwest. The Republican Green, with his record as a prosecutor and established opposition to the big-city Chicago political machine, was elected governor of Illinois. He was inaugurated on January 13, 1941.

At the end of the same year, Pearl Harbor thrust Governor Green into the job of leading one of the largest U.S. state governments during World War II. He won widespread support during the war and was reelected in 1944 to serve a second full term.

The coming of peace in 1945 created new challenges for America's big cities and state governments. In particular, there was a sharp shortage of housing for returning veterans and their families, as little had been built during the war or the Great Depression.

The Chicago Democratic party slated an intellectual lawyer, Adlai Stevenson, to oppose Green for a third term in office. In a surprising upset, Stevenson defeated Green in November 1948, ending Green's political career

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