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McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Carl T. Rowan

1925-2000

 
 
Carl T. Rowan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, October 30, 2010
1. Carl T. Rowan Marker
Inscription.  Born on August 11, 1925, Carl T. Rowan spent his formative years in McMinnville. During World War II, at the age of 19, he won one of the first fifteen Navy commissions granted to African Americans. During President John F. Kennedy's Administration, Rowan served as Deputy Secretary of State, Ambassador to Finland and Representative to the United Nations. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him as Director of the United States Information Agency in 1964. A newsman, author, diplomat, noted political columnist, and commentator. Carl T. Rowan died on September 23, 2000, in Washington, D.C.
 
Erected by TN Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 74.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1779.
 
Location. 35° 40.759′ N, 85° 46.13′ W. Marker is in McMinnville, Tennessee, in Warren County.
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By Tom Gillard, October 30, 2010
2. Carl T. Rowan Marker
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Marker is on E. Colville Road (Tennessee Route 56), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McMinnville TN 37110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anthia Brady Hughes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Faulkner Bryan (approx. ¼ mile away); Elisha Pepper II (approx. ¼ mile away); Symbol of Strength (approx. ¼ mile away); Uncle Dave Macon (approx. ¼ mile away); POW and MIA Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Morgan's Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Benjamin J. Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McMinnville.
 
Also see . . .  Carl T. Rowan. (Submitted on November 5, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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