Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SHORT, Don Levingston (1903-1982)

SHORT, DON LEVINGSTON, a Representative from North Dakota; born in Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, June 22, 1903; moved with parents to a ranch in Billings County, near Medora, N.Dak., in February 1904; attended Medora public schools and St. James School, Faribault, Minn.; agricultural short course at Montana State College at Bozeman in 1918 and 1919; graduated from Pillsbury Military Academy, Owatonna, Minn., in 1921; student at the University of Minnesota 1922-1926; farmer and rancher; county supervisor, Farm Security Administration, in 1937 and 1938; member, North Dakota State assembly, 1957; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth, Eighty-seventh, and Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; resumed cattle ranching until retirement; was a resident of Beach, N.Dak., until his death in Dickinson, N.Dak., on May 10, 1982; interment in Medora Cemetery, Medora, N.Dak.

Dickinson State University
Stoxen Library
Dickinson, ND
Papers: 1958-1964. 15 feet.
Congressional correspondence and legislative files.

North Dakota State University
North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies
Fargo, ND
Papers: 1958-1964, 116 items.
The papers of Don L. Short include Correspondence, press releases, Short's newsletter Short Report (1961-1964), and newspaper clippings, chiefly relating to his activities in the U.S. Congress (1959-1965).

State Historical Society of North Dakota
State Archives
Bismarck, ND
Papers: In the North Dakota congressional delegation newsletter collection, 1935-2010, 0.5 cubic foot.
Persons represented include Don L. Short.