|Text on Button||ELECT HILDRETH SENATOR|
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This button comes from one of Horace Hildreth’s Senatorial campaigns in the 1940s. Originally a lawyer from Maine, in 1940 Hildreth was elected to the House of Representatives and was elected to the Maine State Senate in 1942. Afterwards Hildreth served two terms as Governor of Maine from 1944 to 1949, though his political career ended when he lost the Senatorial election to Margaret Chase Smith in 1948. Hildreth then founded Community Broadcasting Service in Maine, which continues to provide television and radio today, and from 1953 to 1957 served as the ambassador to Pakistan under Dwight D. Eisenhower. After his tenure as ambassador, Hildreth focused his attentions on his broadcasting service until his death in 1988.
Horace Hildreth. (n.d.). Retrieved December 7, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Hildreth.