Willkie, Wendell L(ewis)

Willkie, Wendell L(ewis)
born Feb. 18, 1892, Elwood, Ind., U.S.
died Oct. 8, 1944, New York, N.Y.

U.S. politician.

He moved to New York City in 1929 to become an attorney for the Commonwealth and Southern Corp., of which he was later president (1933–40). He led the opposition of utilities companies to competition from the federally funded Tennessee Valley Authority. His criticism of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt led to his dark-horse victory at the 1940 Republican Party presidential convention. After a vigorous campaign, he won only 10 states but received more than 22 million popular votes, the largest number received by a Republican to that time. After a worldwide tour, he wrote One World (1943), a best-selling plea for postwar international cooperation.

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  • Willkie, Wendell L(ewis) — (18 feb. 1892, Elwood, Ind., EE.UU.–8 oct. 1944, Nueva York, N.Y.). Político estadounidense. En 1929 se trasladó a Nueva York, donde ejerció como abogado de la Commonwealth and Southern Corp., cuya presidencia asumió poco después (1933–40).… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Willkie, Wendell L(ewis) —  (1892–1944) American businessman chosen by Republican Party as its presidential candidate in 1940 …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Wendell — (as used in expressions) Bontemps, Arna(ud) (Wendell) Holmes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. Phillips, Wendell Stanley, Wendell Meredith Willkie, Wendell L(ewis) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lewis — El nombre Lewis puede hacer referencia a las siguientes personas: ● Arthur Lewis, Sir William Arthur Lewis, economista británico (Santa Lucía, 1915 Barbados, 1991). Premio Nobel de economía en 1979. ● Carl Lewis, Carlton McHinley Lewis, atleta… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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