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1942 SD Democratic Party Candidates—Poster/ Brule Co. Election, 1948

 Unprocessed Material — map-case: MD 333
Identifier: H2020-062

Content Description

The collection consists of one (14 x 22 inch) campaign poster for the South Dakota Democratic candidates in the 1942 election. As read on the poster, they would represent “Candidates Who Will Give Whole-Hearted Support to Our Commander-in-Chief.” The Commander-in-Chief in 1942 being President Franklin Roosevelt. The election was held on November 3, 1942. The 1942 Democratic candidates included Lewis W. Bicknell (Governor), Tom Berry (U.S. Senate), Fred Hildebrandt (Representatives-First District), George Chitty (Lieutenant Governor), Tillie Stedronsky (Secretary of State), Raymond Kelly (Auditor), Carol Olson (Treasurer), Lynn Fellows (Attorney General), Gordon Hanson (Land Commissioner) and George Abild (Public Utilities Commissioner). None of the Democratic candidates were elected. The back of the poster includes election results from Brule County for the election of 1948. Shown are the election results for town precincts in Chamberlain and Kimball, as well as the election results for each township in Brule County. The 1948 election was the Thomas Dewey vs. Harry Truman presidential election, Truman carried Brule County. The election included President, United State Senate, United State Congress, Governor and various state legislative races. The Democratic candidates fared well in Brule County, though they lost statewide.

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  • 1942
  • 1948


0.1 Cubic Feet