Edward John Thye

Edward J. Thye, c. 1950Twenty-sixth State Governor 
April 27, 1943 - January 8, 1947

Thirty-first Lieutenant Governor 
January 4, 1943 - April 27, 1943

Lt. Gov. Thye became governor when Gov. Harold E. Stassen resigned to enlist in the Navy.

Born: April 26, 1896
near Frederick, South Dakota

Died: August 28, 1969
near Northfield, Minnesota

First Lady: Myrtle Ennor Oliver (married 1942)

Occupation: Farmer, congressman

Party: Republican