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Evelyn Murphy

'Tis a Joyous Political Season

Front of a seasonal greeting card from one of Evelyn Murphy's campaigns for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. In 1982, Murphy lost the Democratic Primary to John Kerry. However, Murphy was elected to the position in 1986.

Season's Greetings

Inside of a seasonal greeting card from one of Evelyn Murphy's campaigns for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. In 1982, Murphy lost the Democratic Primary to John Kerry. However, Murphy was elected to the position in 1986.

Evelyn Murphy '86

A sticker from Evelyn Murphy's 1986 campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

Ev!

A button from Evelyn Murphy's 1986 campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Lt. Gov. Murphy was elected to the position, serving with Governor Michael Dukakis.

Inauguration Day 1987

A button commemorating the day Evelyn Murphy was inaugurated as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, becoming the first woman to hold a constitutional office in the history of the Commonwealth.

Murphy 1986

A button from Evelyn Murphy's successful 1986 campaign to become the first woman elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

Ev! Sign

A handheld sign from Evelyn Murphy's successful 1986 campaign to become the first woman elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

Lieutenant Governor

A yard sign from Evelyn Murphy's 1986 campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Upon her election, Murphy became the first woman to serve in the position.