Badge, Alf Landon, 1936

Alf Landon and Frank Knox were the 1936 Republican nominees for president and vice president. Because Landon was the governor of Kansas many of his campaign items featured its state flower. The sunflower printed on this button is echoed in the surrounding cloth rosette. Landon and Knox lost in a landslide to Democratic incumbents President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vice President John Nance Garner. The Republicans, who failed even to carry Kansas, received only eight Electoral College votes, the fewest ever recorded for a second-place candidate.
associated person
Landon, Alfred M.
Associated Place
United States: Kansas
Physical Description
paper; metal (overall material)
tan; brown, white (overall color)
overall: 1 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
Political Campaigns
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Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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