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Politician members in Minnesota

  Arthur Bernard Langlie (1900-1966) — also known as Arthur B. Langlie — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., July 25, 1900. Republican. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1938-41; defeated, 1936; resigned 1941; Governor of Washington, 1941-45, 1949-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1944, 1948, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1956; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Royal Arcanum. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., July 24, 1966 (age 65 years, 364 days). Interment at Acacia Memorial Park, Lake Forest Park, Wash.
  Relatives: Married to Evelyn Pansy Baker.
  Campaign slogan (1956): "High Office Demands High Principles."
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  August Carl Polster (1885-1942) — also known as August Polster — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., September 24, 1885. Railway freight clerk; banker; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1938-42; died in office 1942. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Moose; Royal Arcanum; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., February 1, 1942 (age 56 years, 130 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of August F. Polster and Anna (Rubritins) Polster.
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