SHIPSTEAD, Henrik (1881-1960)

SHIPSTEAD, HENRIK, a Senator from Minnesota; born in Burbank, Kandiyohi County, Minn., January 8, 1881; attended the public schools at New London, Minn., and the State normal school at St. Cloud, Minn.; graduated from the dental department of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill., in 1903 and practiced dentistry in Glenwood, Minn., 1904-1920; mayor of Glenwood 1911-1913; member, State house of representatives 1917; moved to Minneapolis in 1920 and resumed the practice of dentistry; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Congress in 1918 and for governor in 1920; elected on the Farmer-Labor ticket in 1922 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1928, 1934, and as a Republican in 1940 and served from March 4, 1923, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; chairman, Committee on Printing (Seventieth through Seventy-second Congresses); died in Alexandria, Minn., June 26, 1960; interment in Kinkead Cemetery.

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: Correspondence in Mildred Hicks papers, 1917-1945. Finding aid.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1913-1953. 18 feet. Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, news releases, legislative materials, campaign materials, and clippings concerning Foreign Relations Committee, party politics, Rural Electrification Administration and Mississippi River project, the League of Nations, World War I and World War II, the Farmer-Labor party in MN, the Nonpartisan League in MN, agriculture, Public Works Administration, Office of Price Administration, the Bretton Woods monetary plan, and relations with constituents. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections including Arthur Benson Gilbert papers, 1909-1967; Earl Thomas Bestor papers, 1937-1967; Rollo Lester Mudge papers, 1917-1972; and Hjalmar Petersen papers, 1907-1968.

Moorhead State University
Northwest Minnesota Historical Center
Moorhead, MN
Papers: 3 letters in Henry Nycklemoe papers, 1922-1940.

Norwegian-American Historical Association
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
Papers: 1931-1946. 47 items. Letters, reports, and speeches.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: Correspondence in William English Walling papers, 1871-1962.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Correspondence in Committee on Foreign Relations correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1934.

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  • Lorentz, Sister Mary Rene1. "Henrik Shipstead: Minnesota Independent, 1923-1946.'' Ph.D. dissertation, Catholic University of America, 1963.
  • Ross, Martin. Shipstead of Minnesota. Chicago: Packard & Co., 1940.
  • Stuhler, Barbara. "The Political Enigma of Henrik Shipstead.'' In Ten Men of Minnesota and American Foreign Policy, 1898-1968, pp. 76-98. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1973.