ELMER A. BENSON. ANS: "Elmer A. Benson", 1p, 3½x4¾. No
date, no place. In full: "You have honored me by requesting my
autograph. I wish you success." Irregular upper edge. Fine condition.
Accompanied by original mailing envelope, 9½x4. 8-cent metered postage,
postmarked Appleton, Minnesota, November 19, 1973. Addressed by Benson
to: "Danny Franklin, 206 East Alice, Phoenix, Arizona 85020".
Benson's return address imprinted at upper left. Elmer Austin Benson
(1895-1985), a businessman and veteran of WWI, was a Farmer-Labor Party
candidate elected to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. Benson served as U.S.
Senator from Minnesota from 1935-1936, when a successor was elected. He then
was Governor of Minnesota (1937-1939). Lightly creased. Light stain at
blank right margin. Overall, fine condition. Two items.
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