, Indiana , United States
|| December 07, 1919
|Died||April 10, 1974
|Last Modifed||Magical Horse|
Feb 18, 2011 11:22am
|Info||Philip Herman Willkie (December 7, 1919–April 10, 1974), son of Wendell L. Willkie, held degrees from Princeton, Columbia & Harvard, and was a graduate of American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking. During World War II, he served as an LT in the US Navy Lt and was 2nd in Command under Commander Weems. |
He was president of the Rushville National Bank, a farmer and cattleman, a member of the Indiana House of Representatives (served 3 terms), and also a businessman who served on several corporate boards. In 1960 he was briefly considered by Richard Nixon as his vice presidential running mate.
He was active in the Republican party and champion of many causes including allowing foreign trained doctors the ability to practice in small town America and preserving the independence of small town banking.
His professional and social associations included being a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, the Masonic Lodge, Moose, Elks, Press Club, and Columbia Club of Indianapolis. He was a lawyer who was admitted to the bar in New York, Washington D.C., and Indiana.