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AANDAHL, Fred George

1897–1966

Biography

AANDAHL, Fred George, a Representative from North Dakota; born in Litchville, Barnes County, N.Dak., April 9, 1897; graduated from Litchville High School, Litchville, N.Dak.; graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.Dak., 1921; farmer; superintendent of schools, Litchville, N.Dak., 1922-1927; member of the North Dakota state senate, 1931, 1939, and 1941; governor of North Dakota, 1945-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for the Eighty-third Congress in 1952, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; appointed Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior, 1953-1961; died April 7, 1966, in Fargo, N.Dak.; interment in Hillside Cemetery, Valley City, N.Dak.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

State Historical Society of North Dakota

Bismarck, ND
Papers: 1944-1952, 92 items. The papers include speeches and 10 issues of Fred Aandahl's "Report from Washington."
Papers: In the Kenneth W. Simons Papers, 1933-1951, 1.25 linear feet. Correspondents include Fred Aandahl. An inventory is available in the repository.

University of North Dakota
Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library

Grand Forks, ND
Papers: 1928-1960, 12.5 linear feet. The papers of Fred Aandahl contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, general files, documents, and other material relating chiefly to his years as a congressman and as Assistant Secretary of the Interior. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Garrison Reservoir Papers, 1944-1949, amount unknown. Correspondence between Fred Aandahl, Governor of North Dakota, and Congressman William R. Lemke regarding lands to be covered by Garrison Reservoir.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Aandahl, Frederick and John P. Glennon. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1951: Korea and China. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1983.

Rendahl, Stephen E. "The Persuasion of Fred Aandahl in the 1952 Primary Campaign Against Senator William Langer." Master's thesis, University of North Dakota, 1969.

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