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Kammiller's first appearance at a public speaker was before a Rotary Club visiting his FAIRMONT FARMS on Shiras Avenue. His wit and "the language of the common people including rural expressions unheard in eastern cities" led to his immediate success. He spoke throughout the Midwest before Chambers of Commerce, national conventions, and bankers' meetings. He traveled several times to Canada. A farmer and cattle breeder, he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and served once as its president. He was also a past president of the ROTARY CLUB OF DUBUQUE. (2)FLORENCE GROCERY (THE) in 1917. The argument over testing cows for vaccination led to Iowa's Cow War.
In 1936 Kammiller was asked to attend a luncheon in Des Moines given for Gov. Alf Landon who was running for president. Kammiller described the candidate as "the kind of man that your dog or your child would come to." Photographed with the candidate, Kammiller was so taken by the moment that he admitted forgetting the name of the photographer and asking for a copy of the picture. (3)
Kammiller was chosen in 1937 to head the program for the Milk Institute bringing together milk producers, distributors, representatives of the medical profession and officials of the City Health Department. (4)
1. Kammiller Dies at 79, Telegraph Herald, January 27, 1952, p. 24
3. "Landon Looks Like 'A Real Fellow' to Fred Kammiller," Telegraph-Herald, Sept. 24, 1936, p. 7
4. "Milk Institute," Telegraph-Herald, February 17, 1937, p. 5