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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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1980: Two American Political Dynasties Dramatically Impacted on a Cold, Iowa Night

21/1/80

If 1979 was a special year of Iowa’s humanitarian heritage, 1980 would turn out to be a year of stunning political change. Amb. Quinn describes observing both the Republican and Democratic political caucuses at his local school on a freezing January night. All over the state, Iowans delivered electoral verdicts ending the Kennedy American political dynasty and starting the Bush dynasty. 

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