Button, Walter Mondale, 1984


Walter Mondale, the 1984 Democratic presidential nominee, chose Representative Geraldine Ferraro from New York as his running mate, the first woman to be on the national ticket of a major party. The Democrats were endorsed by the National Education Association who had given their first presidential endorsement eight years earlier when Mondale was the successful vice-presidential nominee. Mondale and Ferraro suffered one of the worse defeats in history to Republican incumbents President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush.

Date Made: 1984

Referenced: Mondale, Walter F.Ferraro, Geraldine O.

General Subject Association: Political Campaigns


See more items in: Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Vicki L. Thorn

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0666.250Accession Number: 1986.0666Catalog Number: 1986.0666.250

Object Name: Button

Physical Description: metal (overall material)white, blue (overall color)Measurements: overall: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-979f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_537708

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