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    Wendell Willkie


    Wendell Lewis Willkiewas an American lawyer, corporate executive, and the 1940 Republican candidate for president. Willkie appealed to many convention delegates as the Republican field's only interventionist: although the U.S. remained neutral prior to Pearl Harbor, he favored greater U.S. involvement in World War II to support Britain and other Allies. His Democratic opponent, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, won the 1940 election with roughly 55% of the popular vote to Willkie's roughly 45% of the popular vote. Willkie lost... (wikipedia)

    • Born in Elwood, IN
    • Died On 10/8/1944

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