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Harold Stassen
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Director of the United States Foreign Operations Administration
In office
August 3, 1953 – March 19, 1955
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Director of the Mutual Security Agency
In office
January 28, 1953 – August 1, 1953
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by W. Averell Harriman
Succeeded by Position abolished
3rd President of the University of Pennsylvania
In office
1948–1953
Preceded by George William McClelland
Succeeded by William Hagan DuBarry (acting)
Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
January 7, 1941 – June 21, 1942
Preceded by William H. Vanderbilt
Succeeded by Herbert O'Conor
25th Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 2, 1939 – April 27, 1943
Lieutenant C. Elmer Anderson
Edward John Thye
Preceded by Elmer Austin Benson
Succeeded by Edward John Thye
Personal details
Born
Harold Edward Stassen

(1907-04-13)April 13, 1907
West St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Died March 4, 2001(2001-03-04) (aged 93)
Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Esther Glewwe
(m. 1929; died 2000)
Education University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (BA, LLB)
Military service
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1942-1945
Rank US Navy O6 infobox.svg Captain
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Legion of Merit

Harold Edward Stassen (April 13, 1907 – March 4, 2001) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party.

Stassen was born in West St. Paul, Minnesota. He studied at the University of Minnesota Law School.

He was the 25th Governor of Minnesota. He served as governor from 1939 to 1943. He ran for President of the United States nine times in the Republican primaries from 1944 to 1992 (1944, 1948, 1952, 1964, 1968, 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1992).

Stassen married Esther G. Glewwe in 1929. Their marriage would last until his death in 2001. They had two children; Glenn and Kathleen.

Stassen died in Bloomington, Minnesota from natural causes, aged 93.


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