Whitaker & Baxter Campaigns, Inc. was the country's first political campaign management firm. The company's records document
their state, local and national political campaigns as well as work for various public relations clients spanning the 1933
to 1974 time period. Also included are records of the company's wire service, the California Feature Service, 1944-1974.
Whitaker & Baxter Campaigns Inc., the country's first political campaign management firm, was founded in 1933 by business
partners (later husband and wife) Clem Whitaker, Sr. and Leone Baxter. Although operating under the name Campaigns Inc., the
company was not actually incorporated until 1950. Corporate filings at that time show Clem Whitaker, Sr., Leone Baxter and
Howard Hassard (the firm's attorney) as Directors of the company. The company's principal office was located in San Francisco
but temporary offices were opened in other cities as required including Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
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