Ron Koot was a proud Nittany Lion having graduated from Penn State University in 1962. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Oregon in 1967 and then returned to Penn State as a professor. For over 30 years he was a dedicated collector of political campaign items and a fixture at auctions and regional APIC shows. “Ron had an amazing eye for unusual material that is present in every aspect of his collection spanning the 1840s to the 2000s. His Eugene V. Debs and Franklin D. Roosevelt material are particularly refined featuring many outstanding rarities.” said Scott Mussell, Americana Specialist at Hake’s adding “It’s really a privilege to handle artifacts of this quality, Ron was relentless in his pursuit of quality pieces and we’re so pleased to have the opportunity to be able to offer this material back to the collecting community Ron so loved.” This auction features more items from Koot’s collection.