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T.H.H. Thoresen family portrait
T.H.H. Thoresen family portrait
TitleT.H.H. Thoresen family portrait
Date of Original1936
CreatorHoff Studio
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe T.H.H. Thoresen family poses for a formal portrait. Standing, left to right are:Aurelia, Hans, Theresa, and Cynthia. Seated are Thorstein H.H. Thoresen, Thordis, Shirley, Inga, and Valborg. This picture was taken during Thoresen's 1936 campaign for lieutenant governor.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Politics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Political elections
Political campaigns
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Personal NameThoresen, T. H. H. (Thorstein Hartvig Haugen), 1885-1956
Thoresen, Mildred
Thoresen, Hans
Thoresen, Valborg
Thoresen, Aurelia
Thoresen, Thordis
Thoresen, Shirley
Thoresen, Inga
Selland, Cynthia T. (Cynthia Thoresen)
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Office of the Lieutenant Governor
LocationNorth Dakota
Item Number00178-15
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryT.H.H. Thoresen was elected as Dunn County States Attorney in 1918 and 1920 as a Nonpartisan League candidate. He ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in 1924 and governor in 1928. Governor Arthur Sorlie appointed him Tax Commissioner in 1925, a position he held until 1929. Despite being a part of the anti-Langer faction of the Nonpartisan League, he was elected Lieutenant Governor and served alongside Governor William Langer from 1937-1938. After another unsuccessful run for the governorship, he sought and won election as Grand Forks mayor from 1940-1944. In 1950, he ran unsuccessfully against Milton R. Young for the United States Senate.
Bibliographic ReferenceSeiland, Cynthia T. and Chandice Johnson. T.H.H. Thoresen: states attorney, tax commissioner, and lieutenant governor. Bismarck, N.D.: SHSND, 1986.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionCynthia Selland Photograph Collection 00178
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00178-15)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0017815
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