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The Contenders: Wendell Willkie

Rushville, Indiana
Sunday, July 15, 2012

American History TV continues to reair C-SPAN's history series “The Contenders,” which features profiles of key figures who ran for president and lost, but changed political history. This week, we focus on the life and career of Wendell Willkie. Prior to receiving the Republican presidential nomination in 1940, Willkie had never before run for public office. While he did not win the national election, he served as  President Roosevelt’s representative to Britain, the Middle East, the Soviet Union and China.  He went on to write "One World," a best-selling book recounting his life adventures.

Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:03am (ET)

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