Button, Alton Parker, 1904

Button, Alton Parker, 1904

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Alton Parker was the 1904 Democratic nominee for president. His running mate, 80-year-old Henry Davis, is the oldest person to have ever been nominated for president or vice president by a major party. Parker lost in a landslide to incumbent president Theodore Roosevelt (running mate Charles Fairbanks) but finished ahead of Eugene V. Debs (running mate Benjamin Hanford) who ran as a Socialist, the first time that party appeared on the national ballot.
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Political Campaigns
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Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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