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Oral history interview with Clifford C. Sommer, 1978 Jan. 13- Apr. 20.

Author: Clifford C Sommer; Cheryl Thies; James E Fogerty
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Sommer discusses growing up in Rush City, Minn., his early career in the banking profession, student life at the University of Minnesota and later association with the Alumni Association, his WWII service in the Navy, the Minneapolis Dunkers, the Minneapolis Park Board, his work as president of Security State Bank in Owatonna, Minn., Republican Party fund raising and political involvement, sports events for the 1958  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford C Sommer; Cheryl Thies; James E Fogerty
OCLC Number: 31736927
Event notes: Interviewed by Cheryl Thies on 5 occasions from 13 Jan. to 7 April 1978 and by Cheryl Thies and James E. Fogerty on 20 April 1978 at the offices of the Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn.
Description: sound recordings : 15 audiocassettes (60 min. each) Transcript : 172 pages ; 28 cm

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Sommer discusses growing up in Rush City, Minn., his early career in the banking profession, student life at the University of Minnesota and later association with the Alumni Association, his WWII service in the Navy, the Minneapolis Dunkers, the Minneapolis Park Board, his work as president of Security State Bank in Owatonna, Minn., Republican Party fund raising and political involvement, sports events for the 1958 Statehood Centennial, his term as state senator (discussing in some depth the decision to move to annual legislative sessions and the liberal/conservative balance), his term as American Bankers Association president and other banking activities, involvement with the Lutheran church and the Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance Co., promotion of Radio Free Europe, Minnesota Birthday Celebration, Minnesota Citizens Council on Delinquency and Crime, U.S. Savings Bond program, and his family.

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