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LUNDEEN, Ernest, a Representative and a Senator from Minnesota; born near Beresford, Union County, S.Dak., August 4, 1878; attended the common schools; served in Company B, Twelfth Minnesota Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War; graduated from Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., in 1901; studied law at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice at Minneapolis, Minn.; member, State house of representatives 1910-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918; resumed the practice of law; was a candidate for Congress and the governorship on numerous occasions; elected as a Farmer-Laborite to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); elected on the Farmer-Labor ticket to the United States Senate in 1936 and served from January 3, 1937, until his death in an airplane crash near Lovettsville, Va., on August 31, 1940; interment in Little Arlington National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

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

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External Research Collections

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta, GA
Papers: Correspondence in Mildred Hicks papers, 1917-1945. Finding aid.

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Stanford, CA
Papers: 1868-1944. 137 feet. Correspondence, speeches, writings, clippings, and printed matter relating to U.S. politics, U.S. neutrality in World Wars I and II, military conscription, New Deal legislation, the "court-packing scheme" of 1937, the Progressive movement, and the Minnesota Farmer-Labor party. Finding aid.

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: Miscellaneous papers in various collections including Earl Thomas Bester papers, 1937-1967; Rollo Lester Mudge papers, 1917-1972; and Hjalmar Petersen papers, 1907-1968.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Ernest Lundeen, Late a Senator from Minnesota. 77th Cong., 1st sess., 1941-1942. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1942.

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