Henrik Shipstead was born in Burbank, Minnesota on January 8, 1881. Henrik attended school at the State Normal School at St. Cloud and graduated from the dental Department of Northwestern University in Chicago in 1903. He worked as a dentist in Glenwood, Minn. from 1904 to 1920. During this time, Henrik served as mayor for Glenwood from 1911 to 1913. In 1916, Henrik was elected to the Minnesota Legislature. He was elected to the United States Senate on the Farmer-Labor ticket in 1922, and reelected in 1928, 1934 and as a Republican in 1940. Henrik was an isolationist and opposed the methods of the Federal Reserve Bank. Shipstead's causes in the Senate were the improvement of the St. Lawerence seaway and Mississippi River shipping channels and rural electrification. Henrik Shipstead died in Alexandria, Minnesota on June 26, 1960.
Description of the Collection
Collection consists of one box of clippings, speeches, pamphlets and correspondence.
Ten men of Minnesota and American foreign policy, 1898-1968. Central History and Social Science
Shipstead of Minnesota. SCMC
Minnesota--Politics and government. United States. Congress. Senate. United States--Foreign relations--20th century. United States--Politics and government.
Table of Contents
Pamphlet "What the American Press think of the Legislative Activities of your Senior United States Senator Henrik Shipstead" 1928; radio speech on WCCO, September 13, 1928; letter sent to Mr. Shipstead by Samuel Felton criticizing him for misrepresentations of railway matters, 1923 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Congressional Record, 73rd Congress, First session, speech by Henrik Shipstead "Railroad stocks and bonds--where do we go from here?" 1933; Congressional Record 76th Congress, Second session, speech by Henrik Shipstead "Repeal of the embargo is not neutrality" Oct 16, 1939; Address of Henrik Shipstead speaking on Bill H.R. 1776 as delivered in the United States Senate on February 25, 1941; excerpt from Congressional Record July 5, 1943; Speech given by Senator Henrik Shipstead September 2, 1942 on WLOL -- Box 1, Folder 2
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