BUCKLER, Richard Thompson, (1865 - 1950)


BUCKLER, Richard Thompson, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm near Oakland, Coles County, Ill., October 27, 1865; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Cole County, Ill.; moved to Andover Township, Polk County, Minn., 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 State senate 1915-1919, 1923-1927, and 1931-1933; elected on the Farmer-Labor ticket to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Crookston, Minn., January 23, 1950; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.