Frank O. Lowden had served two terms in the House of Representatives and was elected governor of Illinois in 1917. Though particularly identified with the interests of the farm belt, he was a humane and likable man with broad interests and tolerances. The “Johnson” mentioned in the piece is Hiram Johnson of California, the candidate of what remained of the Progressive Republicans. Lowden declined nomination for Vice President in 1924 and thereafter interested himself in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and other virtuous and semi-virtuous causes. He died in 1943. [A.S., jr.]