Orville L. Freeman

Orville L. Freeman

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 20 Feb 2003 (aged 84)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 30, Lot 317, Grave 1
Memorial ID 7201618 · View Source
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Governor of Minnesota (1955 to 1961) and US Secretary of Agriculture (1961 to 1969) under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Graduate of the University of Minnesota in 1940 where he quarterbacked Minnesota's national champion football teams. Only person to be nominated for governor of Minnesota 5 times (lost in 1952, elected in 1954, re-elected in 1956 and 1958, defeated in 1960). Started Walter Mondale's political career by appointing him Minnesota attorney general in 1959 when the incumbent, Miles Lord, resigned.

Bio by: Bill Sonsin

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