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Hjalmar Petersen

Born: 2-Jan-1890
Birthplace: Eskilstrup, Denmark
Died: 29-Mar-1968
Location of death: Columbus, OH
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Askov, MN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Minnesota, 1936-37

[1] Farmer-Labor, later Democratic-Farmer-Labor. Ran as a Republican in 1946.

Father: Lauritz Petersen
Mother: Anna
Wife: Rigmor Christine Wosgaard (m. 1914, d. 1930 childbirth, one daughter)
Daughter: Evelyn Metzger
Wife: Medora Belle Grandprey (m. 28-Jun-1934, until his death, d. 7-Apr-1997, one daughter
Daughter: Karka Tinklenberg

    American Publishing Company President
Minnesota State Official Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner (1954-67)
    Minnesota State Official Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner (1937-42)
    Governor of Minnesota (22-Aug-1936 to 4-Jan-1937)
    Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota (1935-36)
    Minnesota State House of Representatives 56th (1931-34)
    Mayor Askov, MN (1928)
    Minnesota State Official City Clerk, Askov, MN (1918-24)
    Askov American Publisher and Editor (1914-68)
    Naturalized US Citizen

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