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Accession Number 2009.007
Catalog Number 2009.007.011
Object Name Button, Political
Title Is on Senator Snyder's Side
Description Light green button with black letters. "[Symbol] / IS ON / Senator / Snyder's / SIDE" It is not known at this time what the symbol is or what it refers to.
Year Range from 1979
Year Range to 1990
Artist BADGE-A-MINIT
Dimensions Dia-2.5 inches
Notes Cooper Snyder is a Republican politician who served in the Ohio Senate from April 3, 1979 to March 30, 1996. Snyder was appointed to the Ohio Senate when Bill Mussey resigned his Senate seat in 1979 to serve on the Ohio Industrial Commission. Snyder was elected in 1980 to his own full term and reelected to a second term in 1984.

In 1988 Snyder initially sought a bid for the U.S. House of Representatives, but remained in the Ohio Senate, winning a third term; he won another Senate term in 1992. In 1994 Snyder again sought to run for the U.S. Congress for a seat held by first-term Congressman Ted Strickland. In a crowded Republican primary, Snyder lost the nomination to Frank Creameans, who went on to win the election.

Cooper Snyder returned to the Ohio Senate. He announced his retirement in 1996 citing term limits as the reason. In an effort to give a successor a head start, he resigned his seat and was replaced by Doug White who went on to serve as Senate President later in his term. Synder served as the Chairman of the Ohio Community School Network until retiring in the early 2000s.
People Snyder, Cooper
Material Metal/Ink
Provenance William L. Phillis, of Columbus, Ohio, donated a collection of political memorabilia to the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board in 2009.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board took over the care of the Statehouse and its collections in 1988.
Subjects Political action
Political activists
Political issues
Collection William Phillis Collection