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  Benson, Elmer A.
AffiliationMN Farmer-Labor  
NameElmer A. Benson
Appleton, Minnesota , United States
Born September 22, 1895
DiedMarch 13, 1985 (89 years)
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 06, 2017 02:49am
Tags Army - Straight -
InfoBENSON, Elmer Austin, a Senator from Minnesota; born in Appleton, Swift County, Minn., September 22, 1895; attended the public schools; graduated from the St. Paul (Minn.) College of Law in 1918; during the First World War served as a private in the United States Army 1918-1919; admitted to the bar but did not practice; engaged in banking and retail clothing business; State commissioner of securities in 1933 and State commissioner of banks 1933-1935; appointed on December 27, 1935, as a Farmer-Laborite to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas D. Schall and served from December 27, 1935, until November 3, 1936, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; Governor of Minnesota 1937-1939; unsuccessful candidate in 1938 for reelection as Governor; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1940 and 1942; engaged in agriculture; died in Minneapolis, Minn., March 13, 1985; interment in Appleton Cemetery, Appleton, Minn.



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  11/03/1942 MN US Senate Lost 28.21% (-18.77%)
  09/08/1942 MN US Senate - MFL Primary Won 59.14% (+37.63%)
  11/05/1940 MN US Senate Lost 25.70% (-27.30%)
  09/10/1940 MN US Senate - MFL Primary Won 61.90% (+23.80%)
  11/08/1938 MN Governor Lost 34.18% (-25.74%)
  06/20/1938 MN Governor - MFL Primary Won 51.91% (+3.81%)
  11/03/1936 MN Governor Won 60.74% (+22.18%)
  06/15/1936 MN Governor - MFL Primary Won 66.14% (+39.65%)
  12/26/1935 MN US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
MN US President - Nov 02, 1948 D Henry A. Wallace