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Hartke, Vance, (1919-2003) Vance Hatke political material [Decimalized .01-.09]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09787 Author/Creator: Hartke, Vance, (1919-2003) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Header Record Date: 1963-1968 Pagination: 9 items

A collection of political material sent by Senator Vance Hartke of Indiana to constituent James C. Buehler on his request. Includes material on Hartke's stance on the Vietnam War, crime prevention in the United States, and education.

Rupert Vance Hartke was a Democratic United States Senator from Indiana from 1959 until 1977. Hartke was elected to the Senate after serving as the mayor of Evansville, Indiana. In the Senate, he supported the Great Society and became a prominent opponent of the Vietnam War. Hartke ran for president in the 1972 Democratic primaries but withdrew after the first set of primaries. He left the Senate after being defeated by Richard Lugar in his 1976 re-election campaign.

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