Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He is credited with preserving the union, freeing the slaves. He had a good command of the English language as demonstrated in his Gettysburg Address.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Presidents; Politicians; Lawyers; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Tony was born in Terre Haute but then attended private schools in the east. After graduating from Yale University's Scientific School in 1924 with a degree in engineering, he returned to Terre Haute to join the family business. Tony's grandfather,...
Early years and then after college.
Indianapolis Speedway Race; Business people; Pens; Globes
Harrison, the grandson of President William Henry Harrison, moved to Indiana from Ohio in 1854. He was a lawyer and was active in politics. He was in the 70th Indiana Infantry in the Civil War reaching the rank of brevet brigadier general. In 1881...
Anderson native Carl Erskine pitched ten years for the Brooklyn Dodgers and two years for the Los Angeles Dodgers after the team moved west. He had 122 wins and 78 losses, and pitched two no-hitters. He played in five different World Series....
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team); Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team); World Series (Baseball); Baseball cards; Baseball players; Baseball; Bankers; Sports; Erskine, Carl; Living Legends
After graduating from college, Lilly joined the family pharmaceutical business. He was president of the company from 1932 to 1948. Following that he was chairman of the board. He showed great management skill and concern for the welfare of his...
His entire life
Lilly, Eli, 1885- ; Eli Lilly and Company; Pharmaceutical industry; Philanthropists; Historians; Business people
Debs was a founder of the American Railway Union and served as the Union's first president. He organized the Social Democratic Party of America in 1897, and ran for the U.S. Presidency in 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920. He was convicted of...
Most of his life
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Labor movement--United States; Labor unions; Labor leaders; Socialists--United States; Socialism; Social-Democratic Party of America; Presidential candidates--United States
Coffin was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, in 1826. He became a leading merchant and miller. In 1844 he began selling only goods not produced by slave labor. He and his wife Catherine...
Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Abolition movement; Abolitionists; Business people
Otis "Doc" Bowen, M.D. began his career as a family physician and went on to serve in the Indiana legislature and then as Indiana's governor from 1973 to 1981. In 1985 he was nominated by president Ronald Reagan to serve as Secretary of the...
Physicians--Indiana; Governors--Indiana; Politicians--Indiana; Cabinet officers--United States; Health care; United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services; Living Legends; Bowen, Otis R.
Rev. Hesburgh is president emeritus of Notre Dame University. He is a national leader in the field of education. During his career he has served on numerous commissions, was chairman of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, has...
Religious education; Education; University of Notre Dame--Presidents; College presidents--Indiana; Catholic Church--United States--Clergy; Social reformers--United States; Presidential Medal of Freedom; Living Legends; Hesburgh, Theodore Martin,...
Richard Lugar began his political career as a member of the Indianapolis School Board. He was elected mayor of Indianapolis in 1967. His Uni-Gov program consolidated city-county government. During his terms as mayor he re-defined the office and the...
Known for her poetry, including her classic "Paddle Your Own Canoe," Sarah Bolton began writing at a young age and contributed poems to newspapers and to the Home Journal. She was poet laureate of Indiana during the 1840s and 1850s, and published...
Moved to Indiana from Kentucky when she was a child.
Bolton, Sarah T. (Sarah Tittle), 1814-1893; Poets; Authors; Composers; Clothing & dress; Women's rights; Suffragists
Colfax clerked in the family store as a teenager. The store was also the town post office. He decided on a career in journalism and politics. He became a newspaper editor in South Bend, Indiana, and was a member of the Indiana Constitutional...
His family moved to Indiana when he was a teenager.
He served in the Indiana House of Representatives and the U. S. House. He was a United States senator during the latter years of the Civil War and the first years of Reconstruction. Hendricks became governor of the state in 1872. He was the...
Grew up and lived in Indiana
Legislators; Politicians; Vice presidents; Governors; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885
Marshall served one term as Governor, 1909-1913. While in office he tried to create a more modern state consitution. He was elected Vice-President of the United States in 1913, serving with President Woodrow Wilson. Marshall is known for having...
Marshall, Thomas R. (Thomas Riley), 1854-1925; Governors; Vice Presidents; Politicians
Willkie was the Republican candidate for president in 1940. Following his loss he toured the world at the invitation of President Roosevelt, meeting the leaders of other countries. Following this trip he wrote his famous book "One World."
Hays was an attorney from Sullivan, Indiana. In 1914 he was State Chairman of the Republican Party. In 1918 he was National Chairman of the party. President Harding appointed him as Postmaster General. In 1922 he resigned that position to become...
Early part of his life and late years.
Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954; Politicians; Motion picture industry; Lawyers
In 1898 President McKinley called for 75,000 volunteers to help fight in the war with Spain. The 161st Indiana Regiment was formed from companies located across the state. William E. Biederwolf who was minister at the Broadway Presbyterian Church...
Most of his life.
Biederwolf, William E. (William Edward), 1867-1939; Chaplains; Clergy; Evangelists; Military uniforms; Spanish American War, 1898--Regimental histories--United States; United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 161st (1898-1899); Hats; Soldiers
William English was a politician who served 4 terms in the U.S. Congress. In 1880 he was the Democratic candidate for vice president. He built the English Opera House and Hotel on the northwest quadrant of Monument Circle in Indianapolis. As an...
Most of his life
English, William Hayden, 1822-1896; Politicians; Legislators; Authors, American--Indiana; Hotels; Opera houses
William Henry Harrison became famous as the victor in the Battle of Tippecanoe (Nov. 7, 1811), while also serving as Indiana's first territorial governor, 1801-1812. Through his negotiations with Native Americans 1803-1809 he secured the southern...
Governors; Politicians; Portraits; Presidents
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