1912 Election

6:01 am
Wed September 12, 2012

WKU Historian Reflects on Importance of 1912 Election

President Woodrow Wilson
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

As the American people witness developments in this year's presidential campaign, the Dean of WKU's Potter College says its a good time to think about a hotly-contested campaign that took place one hundred years ago. Dr. David Lee says that election became a four-way race, with three of the candidates being individuals who had been-- or would become--President of the United States. Dr. Lee says 1912 may have marked the high water point for independent candidacies in the U.S.

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