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Hjalmar Petersen

Hjalmar Petersen, 1937Twenty-third State Governor 
August 24, 1936 - January 4, 1937

Twenty-eighth Lieutenant Governor 
January 8, 1935 - August 24, 1936

Lt. Gov. Petersen became governor upon the death of Gov. Floyd B. Olson.

Born: January 2, 1890
in Eskildstrup, Denmark

Died: March 29, 1968
in Columbus, Ohio

First Lady: Medora Grandprey (married 1934)

Occupation: Newspaperman, legislator, lieutenant governor

Party: Farmer-Labor