Elmer Austin Benson

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Elmer Austin Benson
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Governor of Minnesota
Former officeholder
In office
January 4, 1937 – January 2, 1939
PartyFarmer-Laborer
Prior offices
U.S. Senate, Minnesota
December 27, 1935 – November 3, 1936
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1918-1919
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1895
Place of birthAppleton, Minnesota
ProfessionPolitician
ReligionLutheran

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Elmer Austin Benson (September 22, 1895 – March 13, 1985) was a politician from the state of Minnesota. He was appointed as a Farmer-Laborite member of the U.S. Senate on December 27, 1935 and did not seek election when the term expired on November 3, 1936. Benson then served as Governor of Minnesota from 1937-1939.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hjalmar Petersen
24th Governor of Minnesota
January 4, 1937 – January 2, 1939
Succeeded by
Harold Stassen
Preceded by
Thomas D. Schall
U.S. Senator from Minnesota
December 27, 1935 – November 3, 1936
Succeeded by
Guy V. Howard