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Wendell Willkie

Wendell WillkieAKA Lewis Wendell Willkie

Born: 18-Feb-1892
Birthplace: Elwood, IN
Died: 8-Oct-1944
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Buried, East Hill Cemetery, Rushville, IN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Defeated by Roosevelt in 1940

Military service: US Army (WWI)


[1] Formerly Democratic, switched to Republican in 1939.

Father: Herman Willkie (attorney, b. 1857)
Mother: Henrietta (attorney)
Sister: Julia
Brother: Robert
Brother: Fred
Brother: Edward
Sister: Charlotte
Wife: Edith Wilk (librarian, m. 12-Jan-1918)
Son: Philip (b. 7-Dec-1919)
Mistress: Irita Van Doren

    Military School: Culver Military Academy (summer 1906)
    High School: Elwood High School, Elwood, IN (1909)
    University: BA, Indiana University Bloomington (1913)
    Teacher: High School, Coffeyville, KS (one year, 1913)
    University: Oberlin College (briefly, 1914)
    Law School: LLB, Indiana University Bloomington (1916)

    Member of the Board of 20th Century Fox Chairman (10-Apr-1942 to 8-Oct-1944)
    Commonwealth & Southern Corporation Corporate Counsel (1929), President (1933)
    Firestone Legal Department
    American Legion
    Freemasonry
    Indiana State Bar Association
    NAACP Honorary Life Member
    Young Men's Christian Association Coffeyville, KS
    Beta Theta Pi Fraternity 1912
    Traveled to the USSR Sep-1942
    German Ancestry

Author of books:
One World (1943)


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