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Richard Thompson Buckler (October 27, 1865 – January 23, 1950) was a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm near Oakland, Coles County, Illinois; he attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Coles County; moved to Andover Township, Polk County, Minnesota in 1904 and continued agricultural pursuits; active in Farm Bureau and Farmers’ Union organizations; held numerous township and local school district offices; served in the Minnesota Senate 1915 – 1919, 1923 – 1927, and 1931 – 1933; elected on the Farmer-Labor ticket to the 74th, 75th, 76th, and 77th congresses, (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Crookston, Minnesota, January 23, 1950; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
At large on a General ticket:
Henry M. Arens, Ray P. Chase, Theodore Christianson, Einar Hoidale, Magnus Johnson, Harold Knutson, Paul John Kvale, Ernest Lundeen, Francis Shoemaker
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 9th congressional district
1935 – 1943
Succeeded by
Harold Hagen

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


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