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|RUSS PETERSON for Governor
Top fourth of button has a red background with text in white, with the middle strip of the button below that with blue "Peterson" text on a white background. The bottom half of the button has a blue background with white text curved along the bottom and a white drawing of an eagle with a blue start sits above the text.
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Russell W. Peterson served as the Governor of Delaware from 1969-1972, defeating incumbent Governor Charles L. Terry, Jr. in the 1968 gubernatorial election. Peterson was a notable environmentalist and the first person to appoint a person of color to the Board of Trustees at the University of Delaware.