Awards. Legion of Merit. Harold Edward Stassen(April 13, 1907 – March 4, 2001) was an American politician who was the 25thgovernor of Minnesota. He was a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 1948, considered for a time to be the front-runner.
In his political career, between the years 1938 and 1994, Harold Stassen, a Republican, ran many campaigns for public office. He was elected governor of Minnesota three times, in 1938, 1940, and 1942 . Stassen ran for Republican nomination for President of the United States in 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984 ...
Awards. Legion of Merit. Harold Edward Stassen (April 13, 1907 – March 4, 2001) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party . Stassen was born in West St. Paul, Minnesota. He studied at the University of Minnesota Law School . He was the 25th Governor of Minnesota.
Harold Edward Stassen was born in 1907 on his family’s truck farm in West St. Paul. His father, William, taught him the importance of civic engagement and the prominent role the Republican Party had played in Minnesota during the late nineteenth century.
Nationally prominent candidate for U.S. President, 1948, but was defeated for nomination at the Republican National Convention by New York Governor Thomas Dewey. Director, Mutual Security Administration, 1953, with cabinet rank in the Eisenhower administration.
Stassen carried the Republican primary easily and then won the 1938 gubernatorial election. He was only thirty-one years old. On January 2, 1939, Stassen became the youngest governor in Minnesota ...
Harold E Stassen, former governor of Minnesota who sought Republican Party's presidential nomination nine times, dies at age 93; photo (M)
In United States presidential election of 1944: Background and party nominations. …the governor of Ohio; and Harold Stassen, the former governor of Minnesota. By the time the Republican convention began in Chicago on June 26, however, both Bricker and Stassen had withdrawn, and Dewey was nominated on the first ballot.
HAROLD E. STASSEN, the twenty-fifth governor of Minnesota, was born near South St. Paul, Minnesota on April 13, 1907. His education was attained at the University of Minnesota, where he earned an undergraduate degree in 1927 and a law degree in 1929. He was admitted to the bar and then established his legal career in […]
Today, Harold Stassen is remembered as the “Grand Old Party’s Grand Old Loser”—the onetime “Boy Governor” who ran for president 10 times between 1948 and 1992—a “perennial, never ...