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Harold Stassen
Stassen in 1950

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 in 1984, but lost the Republican Party primary to then-current President Ronald Reagan.

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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