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Orville L. Freeman

AKA Orville Lothrop Freeman

Born: 9-May-1918
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Died: 20-Feb-2003
Location of death: Minneapolis, MN
Cause of death: Alzheimer's
Remains: Buried, Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Minnesota, 1955-61

Military service: USMC (WWII, Maj.)


[1] Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Wife: Jane C. Shields (m. 2-May-1942, one daughter one son)
Daughter: Constance Jane (b. 1943)
Son: Michael O. Freeman (politician, b. 7-May-1948)

    University: BA, University of Minnesota (1940)
    Law School: LLB, University of Minnesota Law School (1946)

    Popham, Haik, Schnobrich & Kaufman, Ltd. Senior Partner (1985-95)
    Business International Corporation President and CEO (1970-81)
    EDP Technology International, Inc. President (1969-70)
    US Secretary of Agriculture (1961-69)
    Governor of Minnesota (1955-61)
    Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman (1948-50)
    Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Secretary (1946-48)
    Minnesota State Official AA to Minneapolis Mayor Hubert Humphrey (1945-49)
    Larson, Loevinger, Lindquist and Freeman Partner (1947-55)
    Member of the Board of Business International Corporation (as Chairman, 1981-84)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Minnesota State Bar Association 1947
    Declared Martial Law Albert Lea, MN (11-Dec-1941)


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