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Harlan John BUSHFIELD

(1882-1948)
Senate Years of Service:
1943-1948
Party:
Republican

BUSHFIELD, Harlan John, (husband of Vera C. Bushfield), a Senator from South Dakota; born in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, August 6, 1882; moved with his parents to South Dakota in 1883; attended the public schools in Miller, S.Dak., and Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.Dak. 1899-1901; graduated from the Minnesota University Law School at Minneapolis in 1904; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Miller, S.Dak.; Governor of South Dakota 1939-1942; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1942 and served from January 3, 1943, until his death in Miller, S.Dak., September 27, 1948; interment in the G.A.R. Cemetery.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for Harlan John Bushfield. 81st Cong., 2nd sess., 1948. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1950; Pressler, Larry. “Harlan J. Bushfield.” In U.S. Senators from the Prairie, pp. 124-28. Vermillion, SD: Dakota Press, 1982.

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

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