Thursday, June 19, 2014

On this date in Minnesota History: June 19

June 19, 1922 – Mrs. Anna Dickie Olesen was nominated for the United States Senate on the Democratic ticket on this date’s statewide primary in Minn. It was the first time in the history of the state—local politicians say it is the first time in the history of the country—that a woman had sought the Senatorial nomination of a major political party, and in Mrs. Olesen’s case, she had the endorsement of the Democratic convention.

New York Times; “
WOMAN NOMINATED FOR U.S. SENATOR; Mrs. Olesen, Named by Minnesota Democrats, Is All for ‘Common People.’ SAYS SHE'S EAGER TO SERVE. Wife of a School Superintendent, She Campaigned the State in a Little Sedan.”; June 20, 1922.

Anna Dickie Olesen

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