06 November 2012 @ 01:43 pm
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Robert Johnson: A. Husky Me.alohawolf on November 6th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
He won the primary.

http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/ccc1926%20(E)/issues/09-17-1926_1.pdf

He also appears to have won the election, and sought re-election in 1932.

http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/ccc1932%20(E)/issues/06-17-1932.pdf

He appears to have died in 1933.

http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/tuscola/Vital%20records/deathindexmc.htm

Not 100% sure about the last one.
Useless: Torsoyoungwilliam on November 6th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Ha! I just checked that, myself!

(another campaign ad of his)
CASS CITY, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1926: "Born, Almer Township, March 5,1896. Moved to Columbia Townshiptater. Now living in Caro. Attacked by rheumatism at age of 10 years;ankle, knee and hip joints permanently stiffened. Forced to leave school in 11th grade. Four years on crutches--in bed 3 years 13 months in hospital. Had many operations. Can get around in wheelchair, and Ford car with special levers. Last, but not least--in spite of my physical disability, I know I can do your job as County Treasurer.• I have had some experience in bookkeeping in a country bank, and I would be on the job to take care of your business. Will you help me get the chance to prove this?"


(and then...)
CASS CITY, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1926: "Officers Elected in Tuscola. ... Treas., Orlo J. McDurmon"

Edited at 2012-11-06 10:08 pm (UTC)
pikkewyntjie: pic#119059970pikkewyntjie on November 7th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Good for him! It's awesome that he had an adapted car! I love the humble tone of his ads, too. Today, you expect people with physical limitations to be able to get around, but that was way before the ADA act. I can understand why he would have to convince people that he could get around to do the job.

Whether he had the experience, I don't know, but I'm glad the voters gave him a chance!
Miss Tia's Journal: LJ SUCKS VIVA LA DWmisstiajournal on November 7th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
yeah, humble!! that's the word i couldn't think of when i commented below---i used sincere and just a simple message---it is just a simple basic vote for me because message and i like that.....i'm tired....got up way early......voting, errands, vet run with 3 critters.....now i wanna stay up (though in a way i don't!!!) to see the results....brain is tired!!!

pikkewyntjie: pic#119059970pikkewyntjie on November 7th, 2012 10:38 am (UTC)
Sounds like the kind of day I had. I think your description sounds just as good. :)
Miss Tia's Journal: LJ SUCKS VIVA LA DWmisstiajournal on November 7th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
that is AWESOME he won!!!! i hope the last one isn't true!!!
noluck_boston: Bostonnoluck_boston on November 6th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
Pretty awsome. So is it true what the others have posted? He won?
Miss Tia's Journal: LJ SUCKS VIVA LA DWmisstiajournal on November 7th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
i just really love this ad.....i think it's the sincerity and just basic message he's giving.....he would have had my vote!!!
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