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“Three Score Years and Ten,” Autobiography of William J. Bulow, Sr.

 Unprocessed — Box: 06570 C
Identifier: H2017-028

Content Description

The collection consists of three volumes of photocopied pages of an autobiography of William J. Bulow, Sr. titled “Three Score Years and Ten.” Chapters include Volume I: Forward, Childhood, School Days, Boyhood Sports, Mules, Growing Up With the Country, Practicing Law, Farming, Buying and Selling Farmland; Volume II: The Governor’s Office, A Visit from the President, Rushmore, A Trip to Washington, Smoked Goose Meat, Senate Reflections, the Philosophy of Defeat; Volume III: The New Deal, Modes of Travel, The Passing Parade, Odd Incidents. The donor retained the original manuscript. William J Bulow was born on January 13, 1869 to Joseph and Elizabeth (Ebendorf) Bulow near Moscow, Ohio. In 1893, he graduated with a law degree from the University of Michigan, a year later he moved to South Dakota. A lawyer by trade, he was elected as a state senator, was a city attorney, mayor and county judge at Beresford (S.D.). He ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1926. He won election in 1928 and served as Governor of South Dakota from 1927 to 1931. He was also a member of the US Senate from 1931 to 1943. He died February 26, 1960 in Washington, D.C. and is buried at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Beresford.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1940s
  • Event: ca. 1860s-1940s


0.25 Cubic Feet