Indiana's Favorite Sons

current-1"Indiana's Favorite Sons" focused on Indiana Presidential and Vice-presidential candidates through the years. Some were born in Indiana, some grew up in Indiana, and some were nominated or elected from Indiana. Some Indiana "Hopefuls" were also be explored, men who tried but were never party candidates.

One of the earliest Hoosier national ticket candidates was George Julian, nominated in 1852, to run as vice president on the Free Democrat ticket under John P. Hale. Other names may sound more familiar such as Eugene V. Debs of Terre Haute nominated five times for president, representing the Socialist Party between 1904 and 1920. Wendell Willkie born in Elwood nominated as the Republican Party candidate for president in 1940. Benjamin Harrison the only president elected from the state.

Do you remember Colfax, Hendricks, Marshall, or Kern? These are just a few of Indiana's Favorite Sons.

“An American citizen could not be a good citizen who did not have a hope in his heart.” ~ Benjamin Harrison

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