FREE SHIPPING-1850-1927-David R. Francis-Whitehead Hoag-St. Louis 1904 World's Fair-Medal-By Julio Kilenyi-Paperweight

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Condition: Used, Wonderful Vintage Condition, Nicely Aged Patina, Great Detail, Clearly Hallmarked
Model: David R. Francis
Brand: Whitehead-Hoag
Color: Bronze
Primary Material: Metal
Origin: U.S.A.
Composition: Original

Extraordinary, Medallion/Paperweight With Wonderful Detail And Awesome Patina. This Medal Holds Tons Of Great History. Francis was one of the main promoters of the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904, serving as President of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The 1904 Summer Olympics were held in combination with that Exposition, and by overseeing the opening ceremony, Francis became the only American to open an Olympic Games who never served as President or Vice-President of the United States. He was elected Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri in 1885. In 1888 he was elected Governor of Missouri, becoming the only Mayor of St. Louis elected Governor of the state. Francis served as the United States Secretary of the Interior under President Grover Cleveland between 1896 and 1897.

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