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Elmer Austin Benson

WW I veteran who became Minnesota’s 24th governor in 1937, risking his reputation by taking a stand for the state’s poorer employees. He once was a US Senator from Minnesota from 1935 to 1937. After making his law level, he proceeded to go off to serve in WW I, and entered bank and business. Elected within the Farmer-Labor party solution, he was an ardent campaigner for the privileges of farmers, which gained him many detractors and allegations of communism. He wedded Frances Lillian Miller Benson in 1922. Orville Freeman, who offered as Minnesota’s 29th governor, was also worried about the plight from the state’s – and the country’s lower class.

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