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stassen, harold edward

American politician (b. April 13, 1907, West St. Paul, Minn.-d. March 4, 2001, Bloomington, Minn.), was the youngest governor of Minnesota, though his early political triumphs were overshadowed by his nine unsuccessful presidential campaigns. Stassen was elected Dakota county attorney at the age of 23 and governor at the age of 31; he served in the latter office from 1938 to 1943. He made his first bid to capture the Republican presidential nomination in 1948 and his last in 1992. Stassen was a delegate to the 1945 San Francisco Conference, which created the United Nations charter. He served as president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1948 to 1953 and later as a disarmament adviser in the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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