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Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Speech endorsing Gov. Frank O. Lowden for president

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.43 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: Chicago, IL Type: Pamphlet Date: 20 May 1920 Pagination: 12 p. ; 10 x 16.2 cm.

He focuses on the high cost of living and the business of running the government which he feels the Governor of Illinois is the best candidate for.

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