John B. Anderson was born February 15, 1922 was was a 1980 presidential candidate. A former US Congressman from Illinois. He was a U.S. Republican Representative from the 16th Congressional District of Illinois for ten terms, from 1961 through 1981. His 1980 presidential campaign ended with a landslide from Governor Ronald Reagan. John Anderson campaign buttons are great collectibles for your collection because they are very rare and his campaign was limited to 1980.