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Orville L. Freeman
Birth: May 9, 1918
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 2003
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Governor of Minnesota (1955 to 1961) and US Secretary of Agriculture (1961 to 1969) under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Graduate of the University of Minnesota in 1940 where he quarterbacked Minnesota's national champion football teams. Only person to be nominated for governor of Minnesota 5 times (lost in 1952, elected in 1954, re-elected in 1956 and 1958, defeated in 1960). Started Walter Mondale's political career by appointing him Minnesota attorney general in 1959 when the incumbent, Miles Lord, resigned. (bio by: Bill Sonsin) 

Cause of death: Alzheimer's disease
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 30, Lot 317, Grave 1
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Sonsin
Record added: Feb 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7201618
Orville L. Freeman
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