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Harlan John Bushfield

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Atlantic, Iowa
Death: November 27, 1948 (66)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Andrew Bushfield and Cora Elizabeth Pearson
Husband of Vera C. Bushfield, U.S. Senator
Father of <private> Bushfield; <private> Bushfield and <private> Bushfield
Brother of Laura D. Bushfield and Anna Bushfield

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About Harlan J. Bushfield, Governor, U.S. Senator


Harlan John Bushfield (August 6, 1882 – September 27, 1948) was a politician from South Dakota. He was born in Atlantic, Iowa in 1882. He moved with his family to South Dakota in 1883, and attended the public schools in Miller, South Dakota. He graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in 1901, and from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1904. He was admitted to the bar that same year and returned to Miller to practice.

A Republican, he was elected the 16th Governor of South Dakota in 1938, and reelected in 1940. In 1942, he ran for the United States Senate and won, serving from 1943 until his death in Miller, South Dakota, in 1948. Governor Bushfield established a pattern of fiscal responsibility for his successors and used his financial abilities to reduce state operating costs. His term was completed by his wife Vera C. Bushfield.

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Harlan J. Bushfield, Governor, U.S. Senator's Timeline

August 6, 1882
Atlantic, Iowa
November 27, 1948
Age 66
Miller, Hand Co., South Dakota