George Schonberger discusses his involvement in the Nonpartisan League in North Dakota during the 1920s and 1930s.
George Schonberger is a farmer who was state chairman of the North Dakota Nonpartisan League from 1932-1955. He was born in Perham, Minnesota, and married in 1919.
Date of Interview
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Farmers, Sales personnel
American Society of Equity. North Dakota Union, North Dakota Nonpartisan League, North Dakota Farmers Union, North Dakota Farm Bureau, Republican Party (U.S.: 1854- ), Independent Voters Association (N.D.), Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Muscatell Chevrolet, Kost Brothers, Minn Kota Manufacturing Company, International Harvester Company, General Electric Company, Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, McCord and Company, Harrison Radiator Corporation, United States. Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), North Dakota Farm Holiday Association, Progressive Party (U.S.: 1912), The Nonpartisan Leader, Columbia College (New York, N.Y.), Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Standard Oil Company, Metropole Hotel (Fargo, N.D.), AFL-CIO, Minneapolis Star and Tribune, University of Minnesota
Minnesota—Ogema, Minnesota—Perham, North Dakota, Germany, North Dakota—Wheatland, North Dakota—Casselton, Minnesota—Minneapolis, Illinois—Chicago, North Dakota—Fargo, Minnesota, Washington (D.C.), New York (State)—New York, Minnesota—Detroit Lakes, North Dakota—Bismarck, Wisconsin, Minnesota—Moorhead, Massachusetts—Boston, United States—Mason-Dixon Line, Canada, North America—Red River Valley (Minnesota and North Dakota and Manitoba), Iowa, North Dakota—Cass County, Minnesota—Saint Paul, Minnesota—Callaway, Minnesota—Clay County, Minnesota—Becker County, North Dakota—Minot, Minnesota—Cotton Lake, Nebraska—Omaha, North Dakota—Cavalier, Minnesota—Hawley, Minnesota—Rochester, North Dakota—Mandan, Denmark, Nevada—Las Vegas, Pennsylvania
Agriculture, Politics and government, World War (1914-1918), Manufacturing processes, Great Depression, North Dakota Nonpartisan League
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American Politics | Oral History | Political History
Schonberger, George, "Oral Interview of George Schonberger" (1973). Oral Interviews. 47.