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 Elmer Lee Andersen

Elmer Lee Andersen

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 15 Nov 2004 (aged 95)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 9909518 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 16 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9909518
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elmer Lee Andersen (17 Jun 1909–15 Nov 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9909518, citing Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .