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Ernest LUNDEEN

(1878-1940)
Senate Years of Service:
1937-1940
Party:
Farmer Laborite

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.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 77th Cong., 1st sess., 1942. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1942.

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

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