Harold Orrin Lovre
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Dakota's 1st district
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1957
|Preceded by||Karl E. Mundt|
|Succeeded by||George McGovern|
|Member of the South Dakota Senate|
|Born||January 30, 1904|
Toronto, South Dakota
|Died||January 17, 1972 (aged 67)|
Silver Spring, Maryland
|Alma mater||St. Olaf College|
University of South Dakota (JD)
Early life and education
Law and political career
He was admitted to the bar in 1927 via diploma privilege and began the practice of law in Hayti, South Dakota. He twice acted as the state's attorney of Hamlin County (1929-1932 and 1937-1940) and in Watertown, South Dakota Codington County 1944-1949. He additionally served as President of the State Board of Agriculture in 1939 and 1940. He was also member of the South Dakota state senate 1941-1944.
Lovre was elected to the South Dakota Senate in 1941 and again in 1944, also serving as Chairman of the South Dakota Republican Committee in 1947 and 1948.
In 1949, he was elected on the Republican ticket to the 81st Congress of the United States House of Representatives from South Dakota and served from January 3, 1949 to January 3, 1957. He ran for re-election to a fifth term in 1956 but lost to George McGovern.
Later life and death
Lovre then resumed the private practice of law in Maryland until his death, living in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he died. His remains were buried at Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville, Maryland.
- "Harold Orrin Lovre". Find a Grave.
- United States Congress. "Harold Lovre (id: L000468)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Karl E. Mundt
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's 1st congressional district
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