Frank O. Lowden "Almost a President"!
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N 45° 32.807 W 092° 51.278
15T E 511347 N 5043705
Quick Description: This historical marker is located in front of the Sunrise, Minnesota town hall where Frank Orren Lowden attended school.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 8:43:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMF1CT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member KC0GRN
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Long Description:
Frank O. Lowden "Almost A President"!

Born January 26, 1861, just a mile southwest of here, Frank Lowden attended school at this site, until the age of 7. His Dad, Lorenzo, helped build the school at the beginning of the Civil War. His brother Eugene, and sister Caroline are buried in the Sunrise Cemetery. In 1868, the Lowdens moved to Iowa. From 1917-1921, Frank served as Governor of Illinois. On March 2, 1920, he returned to Sunrise and announced his candidacy for President! At the Republican Convention in Chicago, a deadlock occurred with General Leonard Wood. A compromise candidate was chosen and Warren G. Harding would become the 29th President of the United States.
Marker Type:: Roadside

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