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Pine County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Pine County

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  • Askov Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery
  • Pine City Birchwood Cemetery

    Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery
    Askov, Pine County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Hjalmar Petersen (1890-1968) — of Askov, Pine County, Minn. Born in Eskildstrup, Denmark, January 2, 1890. Newspaper editor and publisher; candidate for Minnesota state house of representatives, 1926, 1928; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1935-36; Governor of Minnesota, 1936-37; defeated, 1940, 1942; member of Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1937; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956. Danish ancestry. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 29, 1968 (age 78 years, 87 days). Interment at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lauritz Petersen and Anna Petersen; married 1914 to Rigmor Christine Laursen Wosgaard (died 1930); married 1934 to Medora Belle Grandprey.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Birchwood Cemetery
    Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      James Adam Bede (1856-1942) — also known as J. Adam Bede — of Pine City, Pine County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Eaton Township, Lorain County, Ohio, January 13, 1856. Republican. School teacher; printer; newspaper reporter; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 8th District, 1903-09; newspaper editor; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 58, 1931-32. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., April 11, 1942 (age 86 years, 88 days). Interment at Birchwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Eva Redding (1861-1933).
      Epitaph: "A dedicated citizen whose love of country inspired him as an editor, lecturer, and Eighth District Congressman, 1903-09"
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record

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