Viewing Franklin F. Ellsworth, The Band-Wagon: A Political Novel of Middle-America (1921).
Franklin Fowler Ellsworth (1879-1942), a lawyer by profession, ran for congressman from Minnesota?s second congressional district five times. He lost elections in 1910 and 1912 and won in 1914, 1916 and 1918. In all he served from January 1915 to January 1921. He did not run for re-election in 1920, choosing instead to seek the Republican nomination for governor. In that party's primary on June 21, 1920, he lost badly, coming in fourth in a field of six. The following year he published The Band-Wagon: A Political Novel of Middle-America. It is posted here.