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Title Win With Grogan. Campaign button for John J. Grogan, Hoboken?, n.d., 1940s-early 1950s.
Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 2007.074.0201
Collection Hoboken Government & Politics Collection
Credit Gift of anonymous donor.
Description Win With Grogan. Campaign button for John J. Grogan, probably Hoboken, no date, 1940s-early 1950s. Pin back button with photo image of Grogan, 15/16" diameter; pin not present.

While Grogan, a Hoboken resident, served as an elected Commissioner in the City of Hoboken government from 1947-1953 and as Mayor from 1953-1965, this button is probably not for a municipal election.

He held several posts with the International Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America (IUM-SWA) starting in the early 1940s. Locals of this union was active in Hoboken among several in the region. The positions he typically held in his earlier years with the union would have required an election at the local or regional level by rank-and-file members. This button would have been for one of them.
Date 1940-1955
Year Range from 1940.0
Year Range to 1955.0
People Grogan, John J.
Search Terms International Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America (IUM-SWA)
Caption John J. Grogan
Imagefile 062\20070740201.TIF
Classification Elections
Government & Politics
Social & Personal Activity
Mayors
Unions