Ralph F. Gates

Ralph F. Gates (HM1A90)

Location: Columbia City, IN 46725 Whitley County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 9.412', W 85° 29.359'

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Columbia City attorney and banker, Gates (1893-1978) was elected State Commander of American Legion, 1931. In 1944, he led Republican Party to control of state offices and Indiana General Assembly. As Governor (1945-1949), he created state Department of Veterans' Affairs to aid Hoosier men and women returning from WWII in obtaining employment, education, and housing.

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Amid national post-war labor strikes in coal, steel, and railroads, Gates oversaw transition of Indiana economy from war to peace. His administration streamlined Indiana government; created agencies to promote commerce, aviation, and flood control; worked to obtain funds for better roads and highways, higher salaries for teachers, and new state health facilities.
HM NumberHM1A90
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number92.2013.1
Year Placed2013
Placed ByWhitley County Historical Society, Indiana Historical Bureau, Senator Jim Banks, Representative Kathy Heuer, Vincent and Patricia Turner, Jonathan and Soultana Myers, and Old Settlers Days Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 626751 N 4557270
Decimal Degrees41.15686667, -85.48931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 9.412', W 85° 29.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 9' 24.72" N, 85° 29' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 153-199 W Business 30, Columbia City IN 46725, US
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