Records, 1941-1946 (bulk 1943-1946).


Minnesota. Governor (1943-1947 : Thye). Records, 1941-1946 (bulk 1943-1946).

Records, 1941-1946 (bulk 1943-1946).

Records documenting the tenure of Edward J. Thye, who was elected lieutenant governor in 1942, and assumed the governorship in April 1943 upon the resignation of Governor Harold E. Stassen. Thye was reelected in 1944 and served until January 1947. The records include subject files; files on state departments, agencies, oversight boards, and regional and special purpose commissions; and correspondence with Minnesota constituents and officials in other states. The files cover all aspects of the operation of the governor's office, including matters relating to the war. Major topics covered include resources, manpower, and policies pertinent to the war effort; civilian defense; state finance; state and national Republican politics; planning and federal funding for flood control; judicial appointments; labor disputes and relations; railroads; plans for post-war assistance to returning veterans; extradition and pardons; postwar reconstruction activities; education, particularly tax support for school districts; licensing of regulated professionals; conservation and land issues; and transportation. There is also a set of the governor's speeches (1940-1945). Just as some of the early files in these records contain materials created by Thye's predecessor, Harold E. Stassen, files from Thye's term can be found in the records of his successor, Governor Luther Youngdahl. Researchers should consult those files for a full record of Thye's gubernatorial service.

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Stassen, Harold E. (Harold Edward), 1907-2001 (person)

Lawyer; governor. From the description of Reminiscences of Harold Edward Stassen : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513413 American politician. From the description of Letter, 1945 April 30, San Francisco, to Helen M. Taft, Mendon, Mass. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315953452 Stassen was born in Minnesota in 1907. His political career began in 1930 when he was elected as Dakota County at...

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Thye, Edward John, 1896-1969 (person)

Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward John Thye : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513347 Spanning almost thirty years of public service, the life of Edward John Thye reflected much of Minnesota's heritage and political personality. Thye was born near Frederick, South Dakota, on April 26, 1896, the son of Andrew J. Thye, a Norwegian immigrant farmer. His family moved to a farm near North...

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