Wendell L. Willkie 1892-1944
Location: Rush County Courthouse, 101 E. 2nd Street, north lawn, Rushville. (Rush County, Indiana)
Erected by Indiana Historical Society, 1969.
ID# : 70.1969.2
Visit Blogging Hoosier History to learn about Willkie's "dark horse" presidential campaign, civil rights activism, and work for FDR.
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.