Who Dat?

The identities of several more of those “C” unknown campaign buttons have been ascertained (see Feb. 22 PJ).   Here’s the latest:

3 unknowns 001

(1) Louis Collins, a Republican, was elected lt. gov. of Minnesota in 1920.  He got the “little corporal” nickname for his bravery in World War I.

(2)  Thomas Carmody, a Democrat, was elected attorney general of New York in 1910.  “Little Yates” refers to Yates County, N.Y.

(3)  She was the Republican nominee in Delaware in 1962.

Here are some more unknown “C” candidates.  I fear, though, that these may be much tougher to identify.

more unknown Cs 001

 

10 Responses

  1. Rebecca says:

    William F. Condon was likely this person: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_F._Condon

  2. James Maney says:

    There was a William F. Condon who was in the New York State Senate from 1939 to 1954/ Could he have been trying a comeback in 1960? His Wikipedia biography has no mention of such but he would have been 63 at the time, surely not too old to try to regain his old seat.

  3. Steve MacIntyre says:

    Ken, is the reason to think that the Cohen on the “Re-elect Gohen Senator is other than William Cohen?

  4. David Rodgers says:

    I think I got one! Ward Combs for County Commissioner appears to be Ward Combs of Billings, Missouri, running for (and winning) school commissioner of Christian County in 1898. (see Official Manual of State of Missouri, 1899-1900, p203). Mr. Combs was also principal and superintendent of schools in Billings, as well as an orchestra conductor, justice of the peace, notary public, insurance agent, and optometrist (see Missouri School Journal #39, p40 and, for picture as optometrist, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26866333).

  5. David Rodgers says:

    T.O. Crawford was Superintendent of Schools for Alameda County, CA, (Oakland Area) in the early 1900s, though not sure when he was elected. (See Western Journal of Education, Vol 7, p617 & San Francisco Call, 28 March 1905.)

  6. Eric says:

    Pinky Casaletto: Augustino “Pinky” Casaletto. His wife Mary (DiBattista) Casaletto died in 2010 as a lifetime resident of East Boston. According to the Congressional Record he was a building inspector in East Boston in 1965 who was trying to do something about the drug problem in East Boston. Born in 1914, died in 1988. From the picture on that last linked page, it looks like he was a Navy veteran. Doesn’t show up in Thomas.loc.gov as ever having gotten elected. Couldn’t find a list to see if he ever made it to the State House…

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