"Vote Dixon Governor" Sherwood Dixon 1952 Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pin

"Vote Dixon Governor" Sherwood Dixon 1952 Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pin

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Authentic "Vote Dixon Governor" Sherwood Dixon 1952 Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pinback Pin. Pin reads "Vote DiXon Governor" 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 Bastian Bros. Company from Rochester, NY.
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Authentic "Vote Dixon Governor" Sherwood Dixon 1952 Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign Pinback Pin. Pin reads "Vote DiXon Governor" 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 Bastian Bros. Company from Rochester, NY.

John Sherwood Dixon (better known as Sherwood Dixon) (June 19, 1896 – May 17, 1973) was an American politician from Illinois, and a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Dixon (Lee County, Illinois). A veteran of WWI, he was a member of the Illinois Democratic State Central Committee (1938), a delegate to the 1940 (alternate), 1952, & 1956 (alternate) Democratic National Conventions.

He is best known for serving as the 36th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois under Governor Adlai Stevenson from January 10, 1949 to January 13, 1953. Although Stevenson initially sought re-election in 1952 and won Democratic primary (Sherwood himself won a renomination for Lieutenant Governor), he was successfully drafted as a Democratic presidential nominee this year (losing ultimately to Dwight D. Eisenhower) thus Dixon replaced him as the gubernatorial nominee and went to lose to Republican candidate William Stratton.

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