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 Nelson George Kraschel

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Nelson George Kraschel

Birth
Macon County, Illinois, USA
Death 15 Mar 1957 (aged 67)
Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
Burial Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 25753230 View Source
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Governor of Iowa, 1937--1939
Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1933 -- 1937

NELSON G. KRASCHEL, HARLAN - Lieutenant Governor, was born on a farm near Macon, Illinois, October 27, 1889. His entire boyhood life was spent on that farm, which was known for miles around for its pure bred live stock. In 1910, at the age of 21, he came to Harlan, Iowa, where he engaged in the profession of
live stock auctioneering. He was married April 2, 1913, to Agnes Johnson of Harlan, Iowa, and has three sons, Frederick 18, Dick 13, and James 9. Some of the most notable live stock auctions ever held in the United States and Canada have been under his management and direction. He has conducted sales in twenty-six states of the Union and two provinces of Canada, selling more than
fifty million dollars worth of agricultural property. Several animals have passed under his hammer at more than ten thousand dollars each. Throughout his life, he has been an ardent admirer of good live stock, and on his farms has bred some of the best cattle produced in the State. In 1922, he was a candidate
for State senator from the Cass-Shelby district, and in that campaign he spent much time in the support of Clyde L. Herring in his campaign for United States Senator against Smith W. Brookhart. He was a candidate for the nomination for United States Senator on the democratic ticket in 1922, being defeated in
the primary by Louis Murphy for the nomination. He was nominated for the office of Lieutenant Governor at the democratic state convention July 22, 1932, to fill a vacancy and was elected at the general election in November. A democrat.

IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER 1933-1934
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