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  Thye, Edward J.
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NameEdward J. Thye
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Northfield, Minnesota , United States
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Born April 26, 1896
DiedAugust 28, 1969 (73 years)
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
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May 31, 2020 08:36pm
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InfoTHYE, Edward John, a Senator from Minnesota; born on a farm near Frederick, Brown County, S.Dak., April 26, 1896; moved in early childhood to Minnesota with his parents who settled on a farm near Northfield, Rice County; attended the public schools and business college; during the First World War enlisted as a private in the United States Army Air Corps in 1917 and promoted through the ranks to second lieutenant with overseas service; farmer and tractor expert, Minneapolis, Minn.; salesman 1920-1922; appraiser for Federal land bank 1933-1934; deputy commissioner of agriculture for State of Minnesota 1939-1942; elected lieutenant governor of Minnesota in 1942 and succeeded to governorship in 1943; elected Governor in 1944 and served until January 1947; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1946, reelected in 1952 and served from January 3, 1947, to January 3, 1959; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958; chairman, Select Committee on Small Business (Eighty-third Congress); resumed his agricultural interests and maintained an active interest in Republican politics and civic affairs; died in Northfield, Minn., August 28, 1969; interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.

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  11/04/1958 MN US Senate Lost 46.58% (-6.37%)
  09/09/1958 MN US Senate - R Primary Won 91.81% (+86.20%)
  11/04/1952 MN US Senate Won 56.63% (+14.10%)
  11/05/1946 MN US Senate Won 58.92% (+19.15%)
  07/08/1946 MN US Senate - R Primary Won 57.28% (+18.66%)
  11/07/1944 MN Governor Won 61.59% (+23.81%)
  04/27/1943 MN Governor - Succession Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1942 MN Lt. Governor Won 55.65% (+22.23%)
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