Lemke, William, 1878-1950

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U.S. Representative from North Dakota, 1933-1950; North Dakota Attorney General, 1921.

From the description of Papers, 1942-1953. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 18430444

U.S. Congressman (1933-1940, 1943-1950), North Dakota, active in Nonpartisan League and Republican Party.

William F. Lemke was born in Albany, Stearns County, Minnesota on August 13, 1878, moved to North Dakota in 1881, settling in Towner County. He was graduated from the University of North Dakota (1902), Yale University (Law, 1905), and began his law practice in Fargo, N.D. (1905).

Lemke was a leader of the N.D. Nonpartisan League (ca. 1915-1921), chairman of the Republican State Committee (1916-1920), National Nonpartisan League executive committee member (1917-1920), and elected Attorney General of North Dakota in 1920, but recalled in Oct. 1921. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (1932), he took a special interest in debtor farmers, bankruptcy, and monetary legislation. Lemke served in the House from 1933-1940, but ran unsuccessfully for president on the Union ticket in 1936. In 1940, Lemke dropped out of the race for the House to run unsuccessfully as an independent against William Langer. Returned to the House in 1943, Lemke served until his death in Fargo, N.D. on May 30, 1950.

From the description of Papers, 1901-1950 (inclusive). (University of North Dakota). WorldCat record id: 18730183

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Mahoney, William, 1869-1952. William Mahoney papers, 1890-1951. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Paulson, John D., 1915-2001. John D. Paulson papers, 1932, 1958, 1981-1985, 1998. North Dakota State University Library
creatorOf Lemke, William, 1878-1950. Papers, 1901-1950 (inclusive). University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library
referencedIn North Dakota. Dept. of State. Recall petitions, 1921. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Peirce, J. Dexter, 1857-1945. J. Dexter Peirce collection, 1795-1945. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Parsons, Charles, 1889-. Charles Parsons papers, 1880-1965 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Olsness, S. A. (Sveinung Anundsen), 1866-1954. Papers, 1883-1954. North Dakota State University Library
creatorOf Day, Vince A. (Vincent Alpheus), 1885-1945. Vince A. Day papers, 1906-1945. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Farnsworth, Charles S., 1862-1955. Papers, 1888-1955. North Dakota State University Library
referencedIn International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 74 (Minot, N.D.). International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffers, Warehousement, and Helpers of America, Local 74 records, 1936-1960; 1985. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn William H. Benjamin Letters, 1935-1936 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Lemke, William, 1878-1950. Papers, 1901-1950 (inclusive). University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library
referencedIn Nelson, Bruce. Letter, September 1951. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Nystul, Jack. Jack Nystul papers, 1949. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Ward, Ralph David, 1873-1951. Papers, 1875-1960. North Dakota State University Library
referencedIn Sweeney, Martin Leonard, 1885-1960. Papers, 1931-1939. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Anderson, William, 1888-1975,. Minnesota political party platforms: 1849-1942 / comp. by William Anderson and Theodore C. Blegen, [ca. 1933-1964]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Simons, Kenneth W., 1898-1948. Kenneth W. Simons papers, 1933-1951. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Farmer-Labor Party (Mich.). Farmer-Labor Party papers, 1934-1937. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Lemke, William, Jr. Oral history interview with William Lemke, Jr., [sound recording], 2003. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf Gilbert, Arthur Benson, 1887-1967. Arthur B. Gilbert papers, 1909-1967. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Thompson, Martin O., 1882-1948. Papers, 1906-1948. North Dakota State University Library
creatorOf Manahan, James, 1866-1932. James Manahan and family papers, 1880-1937. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Social Justice collection, 1931-1969 Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
creatorOf Johnson, Magnus, 1871-1936. Magnus Johnson papers, 1923-1941. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Miklethun, John L., 1873-1955. John L. Miklethun papers, 1899, 1909-1954. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Charles Parsons papers, 1880-1965 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Brown, Edward Fullerton, 1891-. Edward F. Brown papers, 1915-1962. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn John Collier papers Yale University Library
creatorOf Lemke, William, 1878-1950. Papers, 1942-1953. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Herbert F. Baker Papers, 1904-1926 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn James Manahan and family papers., 1880-1937. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Bangert, Charles G., 1879-1969. Papers, 1900-1966. North Dakota State University Library
referencedIn Parsons, Charles, 1889-. Charles Parsons papers, 1880-1965 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979 person
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associatedWith Peirce, J. Dexter, 1857-1945. person
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associatedWith Sweeney, Martin Leonard, 1885-1960. person
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associatedWith Varsity Bachelor's Club. corporateBody
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Japan
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park (N.D.)
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Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945
Marines
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New Deal, 1933-1939
Parks
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Soldiers
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World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
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Birth 1878-08-13

Death 1950-05-30

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