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Harold Stassen

Harold StassenAKA Harold Edward Stassen

Born: 13-Apr-1907
Birthplace: Dakota County, MN
Died: 4-Mar-2001
Location of death: Bloomington, MN
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Perennial presidential candidate

Military service: US Navy (WWI, 1943-45, Chief of Staff for Admiral William F. Halsey)

Was the youngest governor in American history, at age 31.

Ran for US president eight times, 1948-92, though seriously only in 1948 and 1952.

Father: William A. Stassen
Mother: Elsie Mueller
Wife: Esther G. Glewwe (m. 14-Nov-1929)
Son: Glen Harold Stassen (Baptist educator)
Daughter: Kathleen Esther Berger

    High School: Humboldt High School, St. Paul, MN
    Law School: University of Minnesota Law School (1929)
    Administrator: President, University of Pennsylvania (1948-53)

    Governor of Minnesota 1939-43 (resigned, joined US Navy)
    Alfalfa Club 1950
    American Philosophical Society 1949
    Alfalfa Party candidate for US President
    Silver Buffalo 1956
    Norwegian Ancestry
    German Ancestry
    Czech Ancestry


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