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Richard Thompson BUCKLER

(1865-1950)

BUCKLER, Richard Thompson, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm near Oakland, Coles County, Ill., October 27, 1865; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Cole County, Ill.; moved to Andover Township, Polk County, Minn., in 1904 and continued agricultural pursuits; active in Farm Bureau and Farmers’ Union organizations; held numerous township and local school district offices; served in the State senate 1915-1919, 1923-1927, and 1931-1933; elected on the Farmer-Labor ticket to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Crookston, Minn., January 23, 1950; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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