James Youngdale Interview, 1984
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James M. Youngdale
Youngdale Residence, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Swift County (Minn.)--Politics and government; Minnesota--Politics and government--1858-1950; Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party; Political candidates--Minnesota--Swift County; Elections--Minnesota--Swift County
Born in central Iowa, James Youngdale eventually migrated to Benson, Minnesota. After majoring in Economics in Carleton College and serving a brief sting in the U.S. Navy, Youngdale became a candidate for Congress in the seventh district. However, he was unsuccessful in all three attempts.
In this interview, James Youngdale discusses his relationship with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and party policies in West Central Minnesota.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Youngdale, James M., "James Youngdale Interview, 1984" (1984). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 91.