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

Carl T. Rowan

1925-2000

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 40.759′ N, 85° 46.13′ W. Marker is in McMinnville, Tennessee, in Warren County. 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.
 
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
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By Tom Gillard, October 30, 2010
2. Carl T. Rowan Marker
away); Symbol of Strength (approx. ¼ mile away); Elisha Pepper II (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); Occupation of McMinnville (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.)
 
Categories. African AmericansGovernment
 
 
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