This letter from then-House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to President Richard Nixon lists Ford’s recommendations to fill the Vice Presidential vacancy following Spiro Agnew’s resignation on October 10, 1973. President Nixon ultimately nominated Congressman Ford to be Vice President, and less than one year later Ford would find himself serving as President following Nixon’s resignation.
"Sweet Adeline" was also John F. Fitzgerald's (John F. Kennedy's maternal grandfather) theme song during his 1909 Boston Mayoral campaign.
Henry Wallace (born in Orient, IA, October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was a member of the Republican party when President Franklin Roosevelt appointed him Secretary of Agriculture in 1933.
In 1926, Wallace had founded the Hi-Bred Corn Company, which sold his hybrid seed corn. The company became known as “Pioneer” in 1935, and by 1940 90% of all corn grown in the US was from hybrid seeds.
In Sept. 1940, Roosevelt selected Wallace to run as his Vice President, despite the reservations of the southern Democrats. Those Democrats successfully replaced Wallace on the ticket in 1944 with Harry S. Truman.
Harry Truman giving the first televised speech by a president from White House, 10/5/1947
Fala, always Fala …
The kids come out to support South Dakota congressional hopeful George McGovern. In 1956, he was the first Democratic congressman from South Dakota since 1936. Susan McGovern is his daughter, so those might all be McGovern kids on the tractor.
From the 1968 campaign booklet, “George McGovern, The Kind Of Man He Is,” printed during McGovern’s 1968 Senate campaign.
This is a picture of Teddy Roosevelt on his way to vote in 1908. I love this picture.