in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 874 words.
Drake, Francis Marion (30 December 1830–20 November 1903), army officer, railroad promoter and executive, and governor of Iowa, was born in the western Illinois hamlet of Rushville, the son...