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This a campaign button for George H. Lyle, who ran for mayor of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in 1942. McKeesport is located in southwestern Pennsylvania at the junction of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers 14 miles south of Pittsburgh. During the 19th century, it would become a part of the Pittsburgh industrial complex. The city's first steel mill was established in 1851. In 1872, the National Tube Company opened and became part of U.S. Steel. The demand for jobs was high, and according to U.S. Census data, McKeesport was the fastest-growing municipality in the country. Pennsylvania State University opened the McKeesport campus in 1947. Also, in 1947, Senators Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy met in McKeesport to debate labor issues.
McKeesport. (2021). Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/place/McKeesport