Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892-1944) was the president of the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation (1933), a utility company
operating in 11 states. He became a leading spokesman of business opposition to the New Deal and was the Republican presidential
nominee for the campaign of 1940. The collection consists of ephemera, chiefly Willkie's speeches, arranged chronologically.
Willkie was born on February 18, 1892 in Elwood, Indiana; became president in 1933 of the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation,
a utility company operating in 11 states; became a leading spokesman of business opposition to the New Deal; became the Republican
nominee in its unsuccessful presidential campaign of 1940; wrote One world (1943), urging international cooperation after World War II; died on October 8, 1944 in New York City, after withdrawing
from the 1944 presidential campaign.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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