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  James Abdnor (1923-2012) — also known as Jim Abdnor; Ellis James Abdnor — of Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak. Born in Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak., February 13, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; rancher; school teacher; athletic coach; member of South Dakota state senate, 1957-68 (29th District 1957-66, 24th District 1967-68); President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1965-66; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1969-71; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1973-81; defeated in primary, 1970; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1981-87; defeated, 1986; administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, 1987-89. Methodist; later Lutheran. Lebanese ancestry. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Farmers Union; Grange; Sigma Chi; Izaak Walton League. Died, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., May 16, 2012 (age 89 years, 93 days). Interment at Kennebec Cemetery, Kennebec, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel J. (Abdelnour) Abdnor and Mary (Wehby) Abdnor (1894-1972).
  Cross-reference: John R. Thune
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  L. V. Anderson (1900-1987) — of Clearfield, Tripp County, S.Dak. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 14, 1900. Democrat. Farmer; rancher; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 41st District, 1959-60. Lutheran. Member, Farmers Union. Died in Tripp County, S.Dak., August 26, 1987 (age 87 years, 224 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Florence Vauser.
  Edward Backlund (1893-1978) — also known as Ed Backlund — of Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., December 11, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; insurance business; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 13th District, 1953-56. Lutheran. Member, Farmers Union; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in November, 1978 (age 84 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Gladys Pear Lowrie.
  George H. Blodgett (b. 1885) — of Wright County, Minn. Born in Henry County, Ill., 1885. Farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 27, 1927-30. Member, Farmers Union. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
Richard T. Buckler Richard Thompson Buckler (1865-1950) — also known as Richard T. Buckler — of Crookston, Polk County, Minn. Born near Oakland, Coles County, Ill., October 27, 1865. Farmer; director, Farmers Elevator Company (Crookston, Minn.); member of Minnesota state senate 66th District, 1915-18, 1923-26, 1931-34; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 9th District, 1935-43. Baptist. Member, Eagles; Farmers Union; Farm Bureau. Died in Crookston, Polk County, Minn., January 23, 1950 (age 84 years, 88 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of John Buckler and Harriet (Davis) Buckler; married, November 27, 1890, to Addie Ball (1871-1949).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Hyatt Elmer Covey (b. 1875) — also known as H. E. Covey — of Hamill, Tripp County, S.Dak. Born in Le Roy, McLean County, Ill., September 1, 1875. Republican. Farmer; member of South Dakota state senate 26th District, 1919-26; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1927-29. Presbyterian. Member, Grange; Farmers Union. Interment at Winner Cemetery, Winner, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of James R. Covey and Lizzie Fox (Jones) Covey; married to Della Lois Baldwin.
  Don Irving (b. 1898) — of Chambersburg, Pike County, Ill. Born in Chambersburg, Pike County, Ill., September 20, 1898. Democrat. Farmer; insurance business; newspaper columnist; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 20th District, 1944, 1946; chair of Pike County Democratic Party, 1949-65. Christian. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Farmers Union. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wade Hampton Irving and Martha (Hume) Irving; married, November 25, 1920, to Marjorie Lindsey.
  Herman Jacobs (b. 1897) — of Alcester, Union County, S.Dak. Born in Union County, S.Dak., November 15, 1897. Democrat. Farmer; member of South Dakota state senate 1st District, 1959-62. Lutheran. Member, Farmers Union. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elsie Hamilton.
  Leland E. Mulder (b. 1925) — of Holmen, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., June 9, 1925. Democrat. Farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from La Crosse County 2nd District; defeated, 1954, 1956; elected 1958; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1986. Member, Farmers Union. Still living as of 1986.
  Donald William Naddy (b. 1917) — also known as Donald Naddy — of Britton, Marshall County, S.Dak. Born in Kidder, Marshall County, S.Dak., January 12, 1917. School teacher; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 34th District, 1959-60. Member, Odd Fellows; Farmers Union. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Edward Naddy and Anna (Impecoven) Naddy.
Elmer C. Peterson Elmer C. Peterson (b. 1892) — of Poplar, Douglas County, Wis.; Superior, Douglas County, Wis. Born in Martin County, Minn., November 30, 1892. Progressive. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Douglas County 2nd District, 1935-42; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1943-46. Member, Farmers Union. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Rolland W. Redlin (1920-2011) — also known as Rollie Redlin — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak. Born in Lambert, Richland County, Mont., February 29, 1920. Democrat. Farmer; candidate for North Dakota state house of representatives, 1952; member of North Dakota state senate, 1959-63, 1973-2000; U.S. Representative from North Dakota 2nd District, 1965-67; defeated, 1966. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Farmers Union; Sons of Norway; Kiwanis. Died in Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., September 23, 2011 (age 91 years, 0 days). Interment at Concordia Cemetery, Crosby, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Redlin and Hedwig 'Hattie' (Grawunder) Redlin; married, June 9, 1946, to Christine O. Nesje.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Edwin C. Rohl (b. 1908) — of Prescott, Pierce County, Wis. Born in Troy town, St. Croix County, Wis., July 15, 1908. Democrat. Farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce counties; elected 1958. Member, Farmers Union. Burial location unknown.
  James Drake Weaver (b. 1874) — also known as James D. Weaver — of Dawson, Terrell County, Ga. Born in Thomaston, Upson County, Ga., September 30, 1874. Member of Georgia state senate, 1920-21; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Terrell County, 1926; vice-president, Dawson State Bank; general manager and treasurer, Dawson Telephone Co. Methodist. Member, Farmers Union; Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Alvah Weaver and Martha Flewellen (Drake) Weaver; married to Comer Carver.
  Charles Asbury Whitfield (b. 1859) — also known as Charles A. Whitfield — of Person County, N.C. Born in Person County, N.C., 1859. Democrat. Farmer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Person County, 1899, 1913-14. Member, Farmers Union. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas L. Whitfield and Esperance (Russell) Whitfield.
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