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Chester E. Solomonson Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 09036 A
Identifier: H2019-019

Content Description

The collection consists of items relating to Chester E. Solomonson. The collection includes a political campaign card for Mr. Solomonson who ran as a Republican candidate for State Senator of Campbell, McPherson and Edmunds Counties for the November 8, 1938 general election. There are also two photographs of Mr. Solomonson and three other hunters on a grouse hunt in western South Dakota taken September 25, 1943. Finally, the collection includes a letter written by Hanford MacNider from Chicago (IL) to Mr. Solomonson at Mound City (S.D.) on October 6, 1924. MacNider congratulated Solomonson’s work in the county with the Republican Service League. In 1924, MacNider founded the Republican Service League in Iowa, which he used to support conservative candidates and causes, mainly through contacts with the American Legion. Chester Solomon was born October 8, 1898 at Eureka (S.D.). He made his home in Mound City and in 1920 was elected Campbell County register of deeds serving for fourteen years and was county treasurer for four years. He was a veteran of World War I and also served in the US Navy reserves. He married Lillian E Zaengle on June 17, 1923. He was elected to the State Senate, serving from 1939-1940, 1945-1946, and 1951-1952. He also served in the House of Representatives from 1943-1944. He died June 2, 1952.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1924
  • 1938
  • 1943

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet