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The Minnesota Farmer–Labor Party was a political party in the United States state of Minnesota, the most successful and longest-lasting of the constituent elements of the national Farmer–Labor Party movement, which had a presence in other states. The Minnesota FLP was founded in 1918, with roots in the Non-Partisan League and the Duluth Union Labor Party[1]; and eventually merged with the Minnesota Democratic Party in 1944.[2]

The party had a good deal of success in Minnesota as a statewide third party, with three governors, four U.S. senators and eight Representatives serving during the 1920s and 1930s. The party platform called for protection for farmers and labor union members, government ownership of some industries, and social security laws. There were attempts to combine the party with other similar movements into a national Farmer–Labor Party from 1920 well into the early 1940s.

The Minnesota Democratic Party, led by Hubert Humphrey, was able to merge the Farmer–Labor party with the Minnesota Democratic Party on April 15, 1944. Since 1944, the two parties together make up the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party.

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  1. ^ Hudelson, Richard & Ross, Carl. By the ore docks : a working people's history of Duluth Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2006. ISBN 0816646368 pp. 144–150.
  2. ^ "Farmer Labor Party". Spartacus. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAfarmerlabor.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 

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The Farmer-Labor Party was a political party in the United States. Although it was primarily Minnesota-based, it had a presence in other states. It was founded in 1918, with roots in the Non-Partisan League and the Duluth Union Labor Party[1]; and eventually merged with the Minnesota Democratic Party in 1944.[2]

The party had a good deal of success in Minnesota as a statewide third party, with three governors, four U.S. senators and eight Representatives serving during the 1920s and 1930s. The party platform called for protection for farmers and labor union members, government ownership of some industries, and social security laws. There were attempts to develop the party into a national Farmer-Labor Party in the early 1920s. In the state of Washington there were three members of this party in the lower house of the state legislature.

The Minnesota Democratic Party, led by Hubert Humphrey, was able to merge the Farmer-Labor party with the Minnesota Democratic Party on April 15, 1944. Since 1944, the two parties together make up the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

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References

  1. Hudelson, Richard & Ross, Carl. By the ore docks : a working people's history of Duluth Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2006. ISBN 0816646368 pp. 144-150.
  2. "Farmer Labor Party". Spartacus. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAfarmerlabor.htm. Retrieved on 2007-08-31. 

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