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SHORT, Don Levingston, a Representative from North Dakota; born in Le Mars, Plymouth
County, Iowa, June 22, 1903; moved with parents to a ranch in Billings County,
near Medora, N.Dak., in February 1904; attended Medora public schools and St.
James School, Faribault, Minn.; agricultural short course at Montana State
College at Bozeman in 1918 and 1919; graduated from Pillsbury Military Academy,
Owatonna, Minn., in 1921; student at the University of Minnesota 1922-1926;
farmer and rancher; county supervisor, Farm Security Administration, in 1937
and 1938; member, North Dakota State assembly, 1957; elected as a Republican to
the Eighty-sixth, Eighty-seventh, and Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3,
1959-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the
Eighty-ninth Congress; resumed cattle ranching until retirement; was a resident
of Beach, N.Dak., until his death in Dickinson, N.Dak., on May 10, 1982;
interment in Medora Cemetery, Medora, N.Dak.