| During this campaign season, the
IU Home Pages staff looks back in history at a few of the many
politicians who have visited the Indiana University campus communities.
In Fort Wayne, presidents and contenders who have visited the community are: Ronald Reagan, 1982; Bobby Kennedy, 1960 and 1968; Richard Nixon, 1960 and 1968; Eugene McCarthy, 1968; Hubert Humphrey; Dwight Eisenhower, 1952; Adlai Stevenson, 1952; Harry Truman, 1948; F. D. Roosevelt, 1944.
Can you match the politician's photo at left with the description below of
his or her Hoosier connection?
A—On Jan. 25, 1972, she declared her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. She campaigned extensively and entered primaries in 12 states, winning 28 delegates and receiving 152 first ballot votes at the convention. She visited several IU campuses during her active years.
B—This "Teddy" delivered the address at IU's commencement in June 1918. He had ties to IU as a friend of biologist Carl Eigenmann and had given his collection of stuffed birds to IU at the turn of the 20th century. He served two presidential terms beginning in 1901. Charles Fairbanks, a former IU faculty member, was his vice president from 1904-1908.
C—Theodore Roosevelt appointed this Cincinnati-born lawyer his
secretary of war, and by 1907, Roosevelt had decided that this man
should be his successor. The Republicans nominated him the next
year. He is pictured on the Bloomington campus in January 1915—two
years after he left the U.S. presidency—where he came to give the
Founders Day address.
D—A former California governor, he defeated Bill Clinton in Maine, Colorado, Vermont, Connecticut, Utah and Nevada in 1992. As part of that presidential primary bid, he spoke at IUB's Dunn Meadow on April 24, 1992.Photo courtesy of The Herald-Times
E—The 2000 Green Party presidential candidate, this man has made several runs for president and many visits to IU campuses. In fact, he lectured at IU Northwest in May, and he's due on the IU South Bend campus March 31 to give a lecture—that is, of course, unless he wins the presidency, in which case his itinerary might change.
F—This Republican Arizona senator told 3,000 students at the IUB Wright Quad assembly area in February 1963 that their party represented "the wave of the future." He lost the 1964 election to Lyndon B. Johnson.
G—He addressed a crowd of 800 on April 8, 1898, at the Bloomington campus'
gymnasium, later called Assembly Hall. Perhaps best known for his
part in the Scopes trial in Tennessee and his impassioned "Cross
of Gold" speech at the July 9, 1896, Democratic National Convention
in Chicago (later recorded at the Gennett Recording Company in Richmond),
he became the presidential candidate of four parties during his
lifetime: the Democratic, Populist, Silver Republican and National
Silver. He donated $250 toward an annual essay contest while on
the IUB campus.
H—A civil rights legend, this ordained minister has run for president
twice—in 1984 and 1988. He spoke on the IUB campus on Dec. 18, 1969.
More recently he was the keynote speaker for IU Kokomo's African-American
History Month celebration in 1999.
I—An IU alumnus and unsuccessful presidential candidate against
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937, he was the Founders Day speaker on
May 4, 1937. The Elwood native is also remembered today for his
book, One World.
J—It was an assassin's bullet that suddenly transformed this vice president to president in 1881. When his train stopped in Bloomington on Aug. 2, 1883, he was obviously whistle stopping for election. His train was elaborately decorated and the Bloomington Telephone reported that about 1,000 turned up at the station to hear him speak.
K—A former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development, this politician also had served in the U.S. House of
Representatives (R-N.Y.) and gained even further prominence in the
national spotlight when Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kansas) named him his vice
presidential running mate in 1996. He came to Bloomington in October
1982 for a Republican fund-raiser.
L—An IU School of Law-Indianapolis graduate, this former U.S. vice president announced his candidacy for president at the IUPUI campus on April 18, 1999. VP under George Bush, he dropped his bid for the primary nomination on Sept. 27, 1999.
M—On April 24, 1968, the younger brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy appeared in Bloomington to campaign for the Democratic primary nomination for president. He was accompanied by Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) and made three stops—the RCA plant, the IU Auditorium and the Democratic Women's Club meeting at the Poplars. He was shot on June 5, 1968, in a Los Angeles hotel and died the next day. Photo courtesy of The Herald-Times
N—This candidate, who served as governor of Massachusetts, was
defeated in the Democratic primary in 1978, won that primary in
1988 and was defeated by George Bush in the general election. He
and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern have both
participated in IU Northwest's annual SPEA Public Service and Public
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