H I S T O R Y MSS 735
David R. Francis Papers
1/ 2 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the David R.
Francis Papers as a gift of the Licking County Genealogical
Society, Newark, Ohio. Marjorie J. Myers prepared the inventory
in February 1981.
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Chronology: David Rowland Francis
1 OCT 1850 Born in Richmond, Kentucky; son of John
Broaddus and Eliza Caldwell ( Rowland)
B. A. degree from Washington University,
St. Louis, Missouri
ca. 1870 and after Commission merchant
1876 Married Jane Perry; bore six sons
1884 President of the Merchants' Exchange
Delegate- at- Large to the National Democratic
Convention in Chicago
1885- [ 1889? 1 Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri
[ 1889?]- 1893 Governor of Missouri
AUG 1896- Secretary of the Interior under Cleveland
ca. 1903 President of the Louisiana Purchase
1908 Unsuccessful candidate for U. S. Senate
1916 Ambassador to, Russia, under Wilson
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6 NOV 1918 ~ ecam4i'l l and ;. a'cer';. d ied in London, England
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