LeVander, Harold, 1910-1992

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Harold LeVander served as the 32nd governor of Minnesota from 1967to 1971. Before that, he practiced law in South St.Paul and was active in community affairs. He received a BBL from the University of Minnesota in 1935.

From the description of Papers, ⁺ca. 1932⁽-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122427053

Harold LeVander was born in Swede Home, Nebraska, October, 1910, the son of Lutheran minister Peter Magni and Laura (Lovene) LeVander. The family, consisting of three sons, Harold, Bernhard, and Theodor, came to Atwater, Minnesota in 1916, later moving to Watertown. Harold graduated from Watertown High School (1928), Gustavus Adolphus College (1932), and the University of Minnesota Law School (1935). While in high school and college he excelled in sports and debate, participating in many debate contests and winning a national debate in 1931. From 1935 through 1940 he was a part-time debate coach at Macalester College.

In 1935 LeVander joined the South St. Paul law firm of Stassen, Ryan, Olson, Olson, Kelly, and Hall. A number of the firm's members became active in Republican politics: Harold Stassen, governor of Minnesota (1938-1943), Elmer Ryan, member of congress (1940-1946), Arthur Gillen, state legislator (1942-1950), David Durenberger, United States senator (1978-1994), and LeVander himself, who served as governor of Minnesota in 1967-1971 and then returned to the law firm.

A prominent Lutheran layman (Augustana Synod) LeVander was active in a number of religious groups including the Lutheran Brotherhood, Christian Higher Education Commission, the National Lutheran Council, various Lutheran men's clubs, and the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of St. Paul. He also participated in ecumenical groups: the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America and the World Council of Churches.

LeVander was involved in many civic and service organizations in South St. Paul and was legal counsel for a number of banks, the St. Paul Livestock Exchange, and the Rural Electrification Administration in Minnesota.

He married Iantha Powrie in 1938 and had three children: Harold Jr., Jean, and Diane. LeVander died in St. Paul in April, 1992.

From the guide to the Harold LeVander papers., 1910-2001 (bulk 1966)., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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creatorOf Herman Roe papers, 1906-1965. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Governor's Residence Council (Minn.). Records, 1874-1999 (bulk 1979-1989). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). National Governors' Conference files, 1965-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Iantha LeVander papers., 1896-2009. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf LeVander, Harold, 1910-1992. Papers, ⁺ca. 1932⁽-1935. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Subject files, 1966-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Newspaper clippings, 1967-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf LeVander, Harold, 1910-1992. Harold LeVander papers, 1928-1992 (bulk 1966). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Files of executive assistant David Durenberger, 1966-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Durenberger, David. David Durenberger senatorial files, 1954-1996 (bulk 1978-1994). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Correspondence, 1967-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). News releases, 1966-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Harold LeVander papers., 1910-2001 (bulk 1966). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Sweet, John S. A comparison of the popularity of governors Freeman, Andersen, Rolvaag, and LeVander during their first terms / prepared by John S. Sweet. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Miscellaneous records, 1956-1970 [bulk 1966-1970]. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Dakota County Gopher Ordnance Munitions Plant Oral History Project. Oral history interviews of the Dakota County Gopher Ordnance Munitions Plant Oral History Project, 1976. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : Levander). County profiles, 1968-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Leslie, Frank P. Frank P. Leslie papers, 1903-1972 (bulk 1940-1970). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). State agency files, 1966-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf LeVander, Iantha Powrie, 1913-. Iantha LeVander papers, 1947-1990. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Appointment files, 1966-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Scheduling files, 1966-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Political files, 1967-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Speeches, 1967-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Photographs, 1967-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Subject files, agencies, 1967-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
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South Saint Paul (Minn.)
Minnesota
United States
South Saint Paul (Minn.)
Minnesota--South Saint Paul
Minnesota--Saint Peter
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Presidents--Election--1944
Elections
Lutheran Church
Law firms
Swedish Americans--Minnesota
Law firms--Minnesota--South Saint Paul
Political campaigns--Minnesota
Religious gatherings
Political Campaigns
Councils and synods, Ecumenical
Campaign literature
Lutherans--Minnesota
Men--Societies and clubs
Debates and debating--Minnesota
Presidents--United States--Election--1944
Ecumenical movement
Political conventions
Religious gatherings--United States
Politics, Practical--Minnesota
Elections--Minnesota
Swedish Americans
Politics, Practical
Universities and colleges
Political conventions--Minnesota
Lutherans, Swedish
Lutherans, Swedish--Minnesota
Lutheran universities and colleges
World War, 1939-1945
Religious gatherings--Sweden
Lutheran Church--Minnesota
Men--United States--Societies and clubs
Public opinion polls
Universities and colleges--Minnesota--Saint Peter
Lutheran
Debates and debating
Occupation
Governors--Elections.--Minnesota
Politicians--Minnesota
Governors--Minnesota--Elections
Lawyers--Minnesota--South Saint Paul
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Birth 1910-10-10

Death 1992-03-30

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