Monday, September 29, 2014

Fact of the Day: Mister Wendell

In 1940, Franklin Roosevelt defeated Republican candidate Wendell Willkie in the presidential election. Willkie was actually the last presidential candidate from a major political party to have never served any public office before. 

15 comments:

Kati said...

Wendell Willkie - what a name!

-Kati

Margaret D said...

That's interesting, he was lucky to be considered I suppose...

Bob Bushell said...

Ha ha, I keep laughing...........

Anna-Alina said...

Never heard about him before.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Never heard of him, but he does have an interesting name.

Pat Hatt said...

So in other words the last one not to be bought

Christine said...

Never heard of him.

stephen Hayes said...

I've heard the name but I know nothing about him.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I have never heard this name, sorry. Kisses:)

jaybird said...

I'm about to be redundant, but I've never heard of him either!! Not once.

bj said...

never heard of this fella...

A Beer for the Shower said...

I blame the name more so than the lack of public office experience. I bet he got a few swirlies in his day.

Vett Vandiver said...

cool fact

Elisabeth said...

I've never heard of him before..Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

xxx
E from Helsinki, Finland
http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

Dascha said...

Wow! Interesting :-)

xoxo