Sedona Car Club

Sedona Car Club

March 13th, 2012 Club Meeting

March's guest speaker was Charlie Schudson, a current member of the Historic Preservation Commission and former judge. Charlie has been collecting memorabilia and studying presidential campaigns for fifty years. Judge Schudson presented a version of his 1912 Wow, what a year!" talk, along with a number of political artifacts. The 1912 election was controversial and divisive much the same as we are currently experiencing. Charlie gave us an historical perspective of the 1912 election and presidential campaigns of William Howard Taft, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Eugene V. Debs. Also, Charlie described many of the "trials" facing the Arizona Constitutional Convention to obtain President Taft's approval leading to Arizona's admittance as the 48th State.

Charlie, also, shared many items from his collection of political memorabilia. Anyone remember the Richard Nixon campaign slogan "Can't Lick Our Dick"? Or, the "Saturday Night Massacre of October 20, 1973" where Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox who was investigating The Watergate Scandal? There was a famous bumper sticker stating "Impeach The Cox Sacker".

32nd Election 1912

Statehood & 1912 Election

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