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C. Elmer Anderson

C. Elmer Anderson, 1955Twenty-eighth State Governor 
September 27, 1951 - January 2, 1955

Thirtieth Lieutenant Governor
January 2, 1939 - January 4, 1943

Thirty-third Lieutenant Governor 
January 2, 1945 - September 27, 1951

Lt. Gov. Anderson became governor when Gov. Luther W. Youngdahl was appointed to the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C.

Born: March 16, 1912
in Brainerd, Minnesota

Died: January 22, 1998
in Brainerd, Minnesota

First Lady: Lillian M. Otterstad (married 1937)

Occupation: Magazine distributor, lieutenant governor, mayor

Party: Republican