021F20166.JPG

Object ID
F2016.6
Object Name
Pin, Political
Date Created
1962 – 1992
Measurements
5.7150000000 cm. Diameter, Item (Overall)
Material
Metal; Paper; Plastic
Object Description
Plastic political pin. Metal backing. The text in blue and green reads: "Vote for clean water Elect NIcholas J. Melas Commissioner Water Reclamation District Democrat" There are printed designs of waves and drops of water.
Origin
Nicholas J. Melas (democrat) was elected in 1962 to the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Melas was re-elected 5 times, serving for 30 years; the last 18 as President of the Board. Nicholas J Melas Centennial Fountain is named after him and is located on the north bank of the Chicago River at McClurg Court in Near North Side, Chicago. Nicholas J. Melas, U.S Army Vet WWII. Recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Beloved husband of Irene nee Prasopoulos. Two children: Christina and Elizabeth Melas. Grandfather of William (Danielle) Hunker, Nicole (Corey) Sandelius and Alexander Hunker. Great grandfather of Edward Hunker. Died March 2013.
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Citation
Pin, Political, 1962 – 1992, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10994. Accessed 04/15/21.