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Hjalmar Petersen

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Hjalmar Petersen
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Governor of Minnesota
Former officeholder
In office
August 24, 1936 – January 4, 1937
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
January 8, 1935 – August 24, 1936


Hjalmar Petersen (January 2, 1890 – March 29, 1968) was the 23rd Governor of Minnesota from 1936 to 1937. A member of the Farmer-Labor Party, he served as lieutenant governor from January 1935 until taking over as governor on August 24, 1936 upon the death of Governor Floyd B. Olson.[1]