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Indiana Historical Bureau

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IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Wendell L. Willkie 1892-1944 Wendell L. Willkie 1892-1944

Wendell L. Willkie 1892-1944

 

 

Location: East side of 221 N. Main Street/SR 3 in downtown pocket park, Rushville. (Rush County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Historical Society, 1969.

ID# : 70.1969.4

Marker Review Report: Learn more here.  See also marker 48.2001.1 Wendell Willkie.

Visit Blogging Hoosier History to learn about Willkie's "dark horse" presidential campaign, civil rights activism, and work for FDR.

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Lawyer and business leader - Republican presidential nominee, 1940 - the only native Hoosier to be nominated for the Presidency by a major political party - author of One World - grave and memorial in East Hill Cemetery, Rushville.

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