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Norton, Kansas: Gallery of Presidential Also-Rans

They're all here, a democratic nation's noble losers, from Aaron Burr to Mitt Romney. On display in First State Bank. None of its members has ever visited.

First State Bank

105 W. Main St., Norton, KS
First State Bank. South side of downtown, at the corner of US 283/State St. and Main St.
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Gallery of Presidential Also-Rans.

Gallery of Presidential Also-Rans

On Jan. 20th, every four years when the president is being inaugurated in D.C., the runner up will be installed at a ceremony here (Losers are not anticipated to join in for the milk and cookies event).

The gallery is upstairs and a bank employee has taken on the role of historian about the history of the collection and the people who are included. There is a short bio about every also-ran.

[John Francis, 06/24/2016]
Gallery of Presidential Also-Rans

There is a picture gallery in the First State Bank, with pictures of all the men who have run for president and lost.

[Dick Wertz, 12/03/1998]

That's the Gallery of Presidential Also-Rans, at First State Bank, 105 W. Main St.

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