Wendell Willkie

Wendell Willkie (HM3Z)

Location: Elwood, IN 46036 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.107', W 85° 50.084'

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Here in Callaway Park August 17, 1940, Willkie accepted Republican party presidential nomination after a nationwide grassroots campaign. An estimated crowd of 250,000 was in the park and along adjacent streets. Established campaign headquarters in Rushville. Lost election to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but received 22,304,755 votes.

Willkie was born in Elwood 1892. Earned bachelor and law degrees from Indiana University. Practiced law in Indiana, Ohio, and New York. President of Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, a New York utility holding company serving eleven states, 1933-1939. His book One World (1943) called for world peace. Died 1944; buried in Rushville.
HM NumberHM3Z
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number48.2001.1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Team Starfleet Elwood Community Middle School
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 599053 N 4460054
Decimal Degrees40.28511667, -85.83473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.107', W 85° 50.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 6.42" N, 85° 50' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)765, 317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 902 Calloway Park Dr, Elwood IN 46036, US
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