Seventy-one years ago this day (September 15, 1940), Glenn Frank, former editor of The Century magazine, was killed in an automobile accident, along with his son, Glenn, Jr. Frank's death occurred the night before a Wisconsin primary election in which he sought the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate. Frank had become editor of The Century, then a major national magazine, at the age of 33 in 1921. He left the job in 1925 to become president of the University of Wisconsin, a post he held for the next dozen years. Reflecting on Frank's death, Hamilton Holt, another prominent magazine editor (The Independent) turned college president (Rollins) was quoted as saying that, "Glenn Frank might well have been President of the United States if he had lived." At his death, Frank was 53, his son 21.