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Kraschel, Nelson G.



  • Existence: 1889-1957


Nelson G. Kraschel was born on a farm near Macon, Illinois, on October 27, 1889. In 1910, at the age of twenty-one he moved to Harlan, Iowa to farm and raise livestock. Kraschel later became a livestock auctioneer. In 1932, he was placed on the Democratic ticket for lieutenant governor. He won the election and was re-elected in 1934. In 1937, he became Iowa's governor, serving until 1939. Kraschel was an ardent supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace, and the New Deal. He was also involved in other political campaigns, such as the Guy Gillette vs. Otha Wearin senatorial contest. Nelson Kraschel died in Harlan, Iowa, in 1957.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Nelson G. Kraschel Papers

Identifier: MsC0174

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Iowa. Papers relating to his political career and terms in office. Subject files include campaign materials, correspondence, speeches, etc.

Dates: 1931-1950