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David Francis

Born October 1, 1850

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. David Francis Marker
Inscription.  David Rowland Francis came to St. Louis in 1866 and graduated from Washington University in 1870. A successful businessman, he was elected Mayor of St. Louis in 1885 and Governor of Missouri in 1888; he later served as Secretary of the Interior from 1896-97 and was U.S. Ambassador to Russia during the 1917 Russian Revolution. As President of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Francis made the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair a globally celebrated event. David Francis simultaneously attracted the 3rd modern Olympiad to St. Louis, and the 1904 Olympic venues Francis Gymnasium and Francis Field are still in use on Washington University's campus.
 
Erected by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.379′ N, 90° 18.462′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Kingsland Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6669 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martha Gellhorn (a few steps from this marker); David Merrick (a few steps from this marker); Mike Peters (a few steps from this marker); Marsha Mason (a few steps from this marker); Archie Moore (a few steps from this marker); Mary Engelbreit (a few steps from this marker); Harriett Woods (a few steps from this marker); Dan Dierdorf (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Also see . . .  David R. Francis - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 15, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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