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T.H.H. Thoresen family portrait
T.H.H. Thoresen family portrait
TitleT.H.H. Thoresen family portrait
Date of Original1920
DescriptionThe T.H.H. Thoresen family poses for a formal portrait. Left to right are Theresa, Thorstein, Hans, Mendine, Cynthia, and Aurelia in front.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Politics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Families
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Personal NameThoresen, T. H. H. (Thorstein Hartvig Haugen), 1885-1956
Thoresen, Theresa
Thoresen, Hans
Thoresen, Aurelia
Thoresen, Inga
Selland, Cynthia T. (Cynthia Thoresen)
LocationDunn County (N.D.)
Item Number00178-16
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"The Thoresen family portrait taken while he was the State's Attorney for Dunn County in 1920. Left to right: Theresa, Thorstein, Hans, Mendine, Cynthia, and in front Aurelia"--Typed on label affixed to photograph.
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 (00178-16)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0017816
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