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A passenger side view of an unidentified truck advertising for the Union Party in 1936. The sign reads: "This Nation Need Honest Men Have You the Courage to Vote for Honest Bill Lemke? What Are Your Troubles? Money Lundeen for U.S. Senate"
The "Lundeen" is likely Ernest Lundeen, a Minnesota politician. He represented the state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, until his death in a plane crash in 1940.
William Lemke served several terms in the U.S. House of Representatives: the first from 1933 to 1941 and the second from 1943 until his death in 1950. He was an important figure in the rise of the Nonpartisan League in North Dakota and was the Union Party Candidate for President in 1936.
William Lemke, Ernest Lundeen
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota
William Lemke, Union Party