Saturday, June 4, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 4

June 4, 1920 – Appearing in Minneapolis this evening as a platform proxy for her father, Frank O. Lowden, presidential candidate and current governor of Ill., Florence Lowden insisted on discussing not the political possibilities of her distinguished father, but the prosaic topic of the Holstein cow. She spoke before 300 members of the Holstein-Friesan Association at a dinner given at the farm of John B. Irwin in Richfield.

Florence Lowden1

The coming of the governors daughter was due to two causes, first because the chief executive of Ill. found it impossible to leave Chicago, and second, because she herself is an authority on the bovine subject.

Frank O. Lowden2

Miss Lowden, it became known, had learned all about the Holstein cow on Sinnissippi farm near Oregon, Ill., owned by her father. There the family owns one of the most valuable herds of Holsteins in the world.

Miss Lowden was accompanied on her trip here by Mrs. F. M. Scott of Chicago. She stayed at the Radisson Hotel and will return to Chicago tomorrow night. She is one of four children of the governor.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Miss Lowden Talks on Cows as Dad’s Proxy”; June 5, 1920; p. 1.



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