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Elmer Lee Andersen
Birth: Jun. 17, 1909
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 2004
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Minnesota Governor. Educated at Muskegon Junior College and graduating from the University of Minnesota, in 1931, he had a successful career with the H.B. Fuller Company. He entered politics in 1949, serving as a member of the Minnesota State Senate, serving (1949-59). In 1960, he was elected as a Republican the 30th the Governor of Minnesota, serving until 1963. While in office the fair housing bill was sanctioned, a statewide sanitary law was authorized, highway safety measures were initiated and a governmental ethics act was instituted. After his term, he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1964, served as the chairman of the Minnesota Constitutional Study Commission and was successful in the newspaper publishing business. He died shortly after a celebration for his 95th birthday was held in the Minnesota library that bears his name. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eleanor Johnson Andersen (1911 - 2011)*
 
 Children:
  Anthony Lee Andersen (1935 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9909518
Elmer Lee Andersen
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- Bling Blinky of TEXAS
 Added: Jan. 8, 2016

- A.J.
 Added: Sep. 10, 2015
Thank You Gov Andersen
- Dave Weiss
 Added: Sep. 4, 2011
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