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Northwestern University Mock Political Convention

The Students of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill, staged a mock political convention at the campus and this was the Republican section of a procession they assembled on April 25, 1936. Alf Landon and Frank Knox ran against democrat Franklin Roosevelt and John Garner who won in a electoral landslide against the pair.

The vehicles they used for this exhibition included from left to right what has been iden-tifed by readers as a 1935 Desoto, a 1929 Packard phaeton and a Duesenberg phaeton which may have been bodied by LeBaron or possibly La Grande. We are hopeful that Duesenberg historians will tell us more about this car which was wearing a dealer plate at the time. It would be very interesting to know if this car has survived to this day. The Old Motor photo.

5 responses to “Northwestern University Mock Political Convention

    • Wiki’s definition of mock is as follows:
      Mock objects are simulated objects that mimic the behavior of real objects in controlled ways.
      They were simulating that they were at Lincoln’ birthplace.

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