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Orville Freeman

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Orville Lothrop Freeman (May 9, 1918February 20, 2003) was an American Democratic politician who served as the 29th Governor of Minnesota from January 5, 1955 to January 2, 1961 and as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1961 to 1969.

Freeman was a 1940 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he met his life-long friend and political ally, Hubert H. Humphrey.

On November 13, 1955, he was a guest on the variety show Toast of the Town (which would later be called The Ed Sullivan Show).


Preceded by:
C. Elmer Anderson
Governor of Minnesota
1955 – 1961
Succeeded by:
Elmer L. Andersen
Preceded by:
Ezra Taft Benson
Secretary of Agriculture
1961 – 1969
Succeeded by:
Clifford M. Hardin

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