Golf ball, George H.W. Bush, 1992

Golf ball, George H.W. Bush, 1992

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A golf ball was a natural campaign item for the 1992 re-election campaign of President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle. Bush grew up watching his father play golf with President Dwight Eisenhower, Quayle was the captain of the golf team at DePauw University, and both enjoyed playing golf during their administration. President Bush has been consistently rated as one of the three best presidential golfers. He lost the 1992 election to his Democratic challenger Bill Clinton, also a top ten presidential golfer but with skills typically ranked behind those of his predecessor.
Object Name
Golf Ball
date made
Bush, George
Quayle, Dan
Physical Description
white, blue, red (overall color)
inorganic material (unspecified) (overall material)
average spatial: 1 3/4 in; 4.445 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Smithsonian Institution
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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