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Secretary of State of Minnesota 2010
Dick Franson
In Minnesota - 2010
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* FRANSON SERVED UNDER 8 U.S. PRESIDENTS *
Dick Franson
(Born in Little Falls, MN - 1929)
(Raised in South Minneapolis)
*  Father of three children - Terri,Todd, and Tim Franson.
*  Candidate for Lt. Governor - 1970, filed from Vietnam, received 119,177 votes while serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees.
*  DFL candidate for Railroad & Warehouse Commission 1966; campaigned with Gov. Rolvaag; candidate for Secretary of State - 1998, 75,156 votes; 2006, 75,938.
*  Elected Minneapolis DFL Alderman - 1963-1965.
*  41 years in government service (15 years for Minneapolis; 26 years federal government).
*  Past president of the Minneapolis Umpires Association — 1962.
*  Candidate for U.S. Senate in 1976, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2008.
*  Metropolitan State University - B.A. degree, Spring, 1976, Public Administration.
*  Dunwoody Industrial Institute - majored in Surveying and Highway Construction - 1948-1950.
*  Brown Electronics - Radio Announcing and Engineering - 1955-1957.
*  Appointed Selective Service Registrar - 1974.
*  Veteran - enlisted 1969 in the U.S. Navy Seabees for 21/2 years; served in South Vietnam. Enlisted in the U.S.Army for 3 years, 1950. Selected “Outstanding Soldier in Europe”. Enlisted U.S.Army Reserve, 1971;
retired as a First Sergeant - E8 in
I989.Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM).
*  Military Honors Awarded (Total of 15; I I medals are shown):
Meritorious Service Medal; Vietnamese Gallantry Cross; Vietnamese Civil Actions Medal; Vietnamese Service Medal; Combat Action Medal; Navy Commendation; National Defense Medal; Vietnamese Campaign Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; German Occupation Medal; and U.S. Army Reserve Achievement Medal.

1965 ~ Memories ~

Dick Franson and Vice President Hubert Humphrey
Vice President Hubert Humphrey, former mayor of Minneapolis, still had a lively interest in city government. Here, he and Senator Eugene Mc-Carthy are wishing Alderman Franson good luck on his re-election, 1965.

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In 2010
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Served during the Vietnam and Korean Wars. American Legion Post 435 for 53 years & VFW Post 246.
Dick Franson letter from Hubert Humphrey

Press Release: Franson for MN Secretary of State 12th Ward Council Member Mayor MPLS 2013
U.S. Senate MN 2012 Elect Dick Franson News Flash Minnesotans Rise Up Senate MN 2012
U.S. Senate MN Candidate Media Blast Hire Me US Senate Godfather of MN DFL
Biography Positions Franson For Secretary of State Secretary of State Mayor Mayor 2 Mayor 09
Central High South Pole News News 2 News 3 News 4 News 5 News 7

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