Monday, December 25, 2017

Favorite Items of 2017

Now just a look back at some of my favorite items I have picked up over the last year! Many are Oregon, but some are from other places.

 Ron Wyden 20 years of public service invite and tickets. I thought these were some of the best Ron Wyden items you can find (outside of the basketball that keeps eluding me). When my friend Wayne decided to close up shop here in Oregon and move back to Maine to be closer to family I wound up with a set.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Wayne Morse Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas fellow APIC Members! Here are two Christmas Cards from the collection of Oregon member John Silvertooth. Both are from Senator Wayne Morse and representative of the cards he would send out to supporters.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lueddemann RNC Badge

Looking for help from the community on ID'ing G. Lueddemann. He apparently attended the the 1964 Republican National Convention that nominated Senator Barry Goldwater. Was he a delegate? Alternate? Staff? Press? Very curious to find out more information.

Was this person a Goldwater delegate or a delegate pledge to Nelson Rockefeller the winner of the 1964 Oregon Primary?  Goldwater tied for third place in the primary with Richard Nixon who was not an active candidate. Will have to wait for more information.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Eugene Started to Think Mink

The race for the Democratic nomination of 1972 saw one of the largest field of candidates to enter a modern day presidential primary at that time (15 candidates). The McGovern–Fraser Commission, also known as the Commission on Party Structure and Delegate Selection reformed the process in response to the 1968 Democratic primaries/convention help generate such a large selection of candidates. 

One of those candidates was Hawaii Congresswoman Patsy Mink. She helped usher in a lot of firsts.  

  • She was the first Asian American woman ever elected to Congress
  • She was the first woman of color ever elected to Congress
  • She was the first woman ever elected to Congress from Hawaii
  • She was the first Asian American ever to seek the nomination of the Democratic Party
  • She was the first Democratic woman to deliver a State of the Union response
  • She was the first person of color appointed as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs