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T.H.H. Thoresen in the State Tax Commissioner's office, Bismarck, N.D.
T.H.H. Thoresen in the State Tax Commissioner's office, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleT.H.H. Thoresen in the State Tax Commissioner's office, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1927
DescriptionT.H.H. Thoresen poses for a portrait at his desk in the State Tax Commissioner's Office in Bismarck. He sits on the opposite side of his desk. Books, a telephone, papers, stamps, and a vase of flowers are visible on his desktop.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPolitics & Government
People
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Government officials
Desks
Flowers
Books
Telephones
Portrait photographs
Personal NameThoresen, T. H. H. (Thorstein Hartvig Haugen), 1885-1956
Organization NameNorth Dakota. Office of State Tax Commissioner
North Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Decade1920-1929
Item Number00178-14
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 (00178-14)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0017814
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