Although he has been involved in philanthropy and civic affairs, McCormick has never run for office before.
The last remaining staffers then ran off to the victory party at McCormick Place to catch the president's speech.
McCormick says King advised him to stay on message and be persistent.
Before the cinders were cool, McCormick had given orders to build a new factory, larger than the one that had been burned down.
McCormick did the opposite; he moved West, to Chicago, in 1847.
McCormick at once began to make the Withington machine and was sued by the Gordons.
This was patented in 1872, and McCormick soon made it his own.
Altogether, in the two years after he left Virginia, McCormick sold 240 reapers.
Scarcely had Stapylton gained the road when he was joined by McCormick.
One of these, the McCormick Place, has for the past two years been famous for its wondrous beauty.