De Witt Clinton Badger was born on a humble farm in Ohio. He became active in local politics and represented a Columbus district for a single term in the House. Badger’s campaign button was typical of early 20th century pins, with the candidate’s head surrounded by a bright red-and-gold frame.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “De Witt Clinton Badger Lapel Pin,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2009/2009-033-000/ (September 25, 2022)
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