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Swift County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Swift County

Index to Locations

  • Appleton Appleton Cemetery
  • Benson Benson Cemetery
  • Benson Protestant Cemetery

    Appleton Cemetery
    Appleton, Swift County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Elmer Austin Benson (1895-1985) — also known as Elmer A. Benson — of Appleton, Swift County, Minn. Born in Appleton, Swift County, Minn., September 22, 1895. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; banker; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1935-36; appointed 1935; defeated, 1940, 1942; Governor of Minnesota, 1937-39; defeated, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 13, 1985 (age 89 years, 172 days). Interment at Appleton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Helga Benson and Dora (Jacobsen) Benson; married, October 14, 1922, to Frances Miller.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Benson Cemetery
    Benson, Swift County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Ole Juulson Kvale (1869-1929) — also known as O. J. Kvale — of Benson, Swift County, Minn. Born near Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa, February 6, 1869. Ordained minister; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 7th District, 1923-29; defeated (Independent), 1920; died in office 1929. Lutheran. Died September 11, 1929 (age 60 years, 217 days). Interment at Benson Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1895 to Ida T. Simley (died 1926); father of Paul John Kvale (1896-1960).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alfred Ingvald Johnson (1898-1977) — also known as Alfred I. Johnson — of Benson, Swift County, Minn. Born in Swift County, Minn., January 10, 1898. Democrat. Grocer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 25, 1941-58; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1956; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died in a nursing home at Benson, Swift County, Minn., February 15, 1977 (age 79 years, 36 days). Interment at Benson Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bryngel Johnson (1858-1926) and Carrie (Hanson) Johnson (1859-1938).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record

    Protestant Cemetery
    Benson, Swift County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul John Kvale (1896-1960) — also known as Paul J. Kvale — of Benson, Swift County, Minn. Born in Orfordville, Rock County, Wis., March 27, 1896. U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1929-39 (7th District 1929-33, at-large 1933-35, 7th District 1935-39). Lutheran. Member, American Legion. Died June 14, 1960 (age 64 years, 79 days). Interment at Protestant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ole Juulson Kvale (1869-1929).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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