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Political Candidate Henry Howell

This is the year for Henry Howell

A campaign button dated between 1969 and 1976 endorses the candidacy of Henry E. Howell for an unspecified state office. Howell served as the lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1971 to 1974 and ran for governor three times, losing in the Democratic primary in 1969 and in the general elections of 1973 and 1977.

Citation: Election Ephemera, 1969–1976, Accession #130896. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Art Spec. Co., Raleigh, North Carolina

Created: Between 1969 and 1976

Medium: Political button

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Henry Howell Campaigning in 1969

A photograph taken in 1969 shows Henry Howell campaigning for the Democratic nomination for governor in front of a sign emblazoned with his campaign slogan, "Keep the big boys honest." Howell wears a button on his lapel with the same motto.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1969

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, Va.

Henry Howell at a Campaign Event

While campaigning for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1969, Henry Howell greets an unidentified man. Howell's wife, Betty, stands facing the two men. Howell, a liberal candidate, lost the nomination to the moderate candidate, William C. Battle, in a run-off election.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1969

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, Va.

Henry Howell Supporting George McGovern for President

Henry Howell addresses a rally for the presidential candidate George McGovern in 1972. Howell, a liberal, wears a "Dump Nixon" political button on one lapel and a button supporting the McGovern-Shriver Democratic ticket on the other lapel. In the wake of McGovern's massive defeat in the general election, Howell ran for Virginia governor the following year as an Independent rather than as a Democrat.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1972

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, Va.

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  • This is the year for Henry Howell

    A campaign button dated between 1969 and 1976 endorses the candidacy of Henry E. Howell for an unspecified state office. Howell served as the lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1971 to 1974 and ran for governor three times, losing in the Democratic primary in 1969 and in the general elections of 1973 and 1977.

    Citation: Election Ephemera, 1969–1976, Accession #130896. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Art Spec. Co., Raleigh, North Carolina

    Created: Between 1969 and 1976

    Medium: Political button

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Henry Howell at a Campaign Event

    While campaigning for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1969, Henry Howell greets an unidentified man. Howell's wife, Betty, stands facing the two men. Howell, a liberal candidate, lost the nomination to the moderate candidate, William C. Battle, in a run-off election.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1969

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, Va.

  • Henry Howell Supporting George McGovern for President

    Henry Howell addresses a rally for the presidential candidate George McGovern in 1972. Howell, a liberal, wears a "Dump Nixon" political button on one lapel and a button supporting the McGovern-Shriver Democratic ticket on the other lapel. In the wake of McGovern's massive defeat in the general election, Howell ran for Virginia governor the following year as an Independent rather than as a Democrat.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1972

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, Va.