Harold LeVander

Karl Harold Phillip LeVander ( born October 10, 1910 in Swede Home, Polk County, Nebraska, † March 30, 1992 in Saint Paul, Minnesota) was an American lawyer and politician of the Republican Party. From 1967 to 1971 he was governor of the state of Minnesota.

LeVander was born the son of Swedish immigrants in Nebraska and graduated from high school in Minnesota. Then he started at Gustavus Adolphus College to study law. In 1935, he completed it at the University of Minnesota Law School with a Bachelor of Laws. Since then he has practiced in Saint Paul as a lawyer in a law firm of politicians Harold Stassen and Elmer Ryan ( Stassen & Ryan ); 1935 to 1939 he also worked as a deputy district attorney of Dakota County. In addition LeVander taught for several years debating and oratory at Macalester College.

LeVander until his nomination by the Republican State Convention was not active in politics. Nevertheless, he was able to clearly prevail in the gubernatorial election in 1966 against Democratic incumbent Karl Rolvaag. On January 2, 1967, he was appointed the 32nd Governor of the U.S. state. As Levan DERs merits, the promotion of education and regional development apply. So he led the Metropolitan Council, a, a regional government for the Twin Cities, as well as the Pollution Control Agency and the first in the United States Agency for Human Rights came to his initiative. Shortly before the elections in 1970 he declared surprising that he would not run for a second term. Instead, he led the work as a lawyer in the law firm, whose partner he became in the meantime, continued. Later, he was also appointed to the Board of several companies.

Died in 1992 LeVander in a hospital in Saint Paul from the effects of Parkinson 's disease. He left behind a wife and three children.