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Harlan John Bushfield
Birth: Aug. 6, 1882
Atlantic
Cass County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1948
Miller
Hand County
South Dakota, USA

U.S. Senator. Governor of South Dakota. Born in Atlantic, Iowa, Harlan John Bushfield moved to South Dakota as an infant. He received his education at the Dakota Wesleyan University, and later earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota. He practiced law in Miller, South Dakota. He was elected States Attorney for Hand County in 1906. He also served on the local school board and Selective Service Board during World War I. In 1938 Bushfield was elected to the first of two terms as Governor of South Dakota, and he served from January 3, 1939 until January 3, 1943. While Governor, Bushfield instituted a number of fiscal reforms mean to reduce the cost of state government. Bushfield consolidated departments, cut state jobs, and reduced spending. He decreased the state sales tax and eliminated the state property tax. In 1942 Bushfield was elected to the U.S. Senate, and he served from January 3, 1943 until his death on September 27, 1948. Vera Bushfield, the Senatorís wife, was appointed to the remainder of his term. (bio by: EddieM) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Vera Cahalan Bushfield (1889 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  John P. Bushfield (1914 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
G A R Cemetery
Miller
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bree
Record added: Apr 29, 2002
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Harlan John Bushfield
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 Added: Sep. 27, 2008
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