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T.H.H. Thoresen on the campaign trail
T.H.H. Thoresen on the campaign trail
TitleT.H.H. Thoresen on the campaign trail
Date of Original1924
DescriptionT.H.H. Thoresen makes a campaign speech during the political season. He stands on a few planks arranged to make a speaking platform. Cars are parked behind him, and a young boy is visible in the foreground listening to the speech.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
People
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Public speaking
Government officials
Automobiles
Political elections
Political campaigns
Personal NameThoresen, T. H. H. (Thorstein Hartvig Haugen), 1885-1956
LocationNorth Dakota
Decade1920-1929
Item Number00178-06
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title 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 (00178-06)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0017806
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