Francis Marion Drake by Frederick H. Morse. 1830-1903. Businessman, soldier, governor, philanthropist. Born in Rushville, Illinios, December 30, 1830. Removed to Fort Madison, Iowa, 1837; Drakesville, Iowa, 1846; Centerville, Iowa, 1862. Lieutenant-Colonel 36th Iowa Infantry, Civil War, brevetted Brigadier-General. Extensively engaged in railroad building. Founder of, and doner to, Drake University, Des Moines, also Drake Free Public Library, Centerville. Governor of Iowa, 1896-1898. Died in Centerville, Iowa, November 20, 1903.