Bell, Wendell Willkie, 1940

Bell, Wendell Willkie, 1940

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This small bell encouraged the holder to “Ring for Willkie and McNary,” the 1940 Republican national ticket. Formerly a registered Democrat, Wendell Willkie was the first major party candidate whose professional credentials were primarily as a corporate executive. He chose Senator Charles McNary of Oregon as his running mate. They were defeated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was re-elected to a historic third term, and his new vice-presidential candidate Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace. (Wallace replaced John Nance Garner who had served as vice president during FDR’s first two terms.)
Object Name
Bell
associated person
Willkie, Wendell L.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 in x 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 2.54 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1940.X23
catalog number
227739.1940.X23
accession number
227739
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
subject
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
Exhibition
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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