The President


Various artists, The President, 1972 (2017.27.6)

Published by the Young Voters for the President, this Richard Nixon (1913-1994) campaign poster was for his 1972 re-election campaign. “Nixon defeated South Dakota Senator George McGovern, the Democratic candidate for president, by one of the widest electoral margins ever, winning 520 electoral college votes to McGovern’s 17 and nearly 61 percent of the popular vote.” (nixonlibrary.gov). It was included in the exhibition “Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies,” (2016-17).

“Over 25,000,000 young American, between the ages of 18 and 21, become eligible to vote in a national election for the first time. Thousands of them vote in a national election for the first time. Thousands of them are demonstrating their interest by getting involved in voter registration drives, door to door canvasing and get out the vote efforts in support of President Nixon.”


Various artists, The President, 1972 (2017.27.6)

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