|41st United States Secretary of the Interior|
October 17, 1975 –January 20, 1977
|Preceded by||Stanley K. Hathaway|
|Succeeded by||Cecil Andrus|
|10th Administrator of the Small Business Administration|
January 18, 1971 –October 12, 1975
|President|| Richard Nixon |
|Preceded by||Hilary J. Sandoval Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Mitchell P. Kobelinski|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from North Dakota's 2nd district
January 3, 1967 –January 3, 1971
|Preceded by||Rolland W. Redlin|
|Succeeded by||Arthur A. Link|
|Mayor of Bismarck|
April 1950 –April 1954
|Preceded by||Amil Lenhart|
|Succeeded by||Evan Lips|
|Born||July 1, 1919|
Kintyre, North Dakota, U.S.
|Died||March 2, 2007 87) (aged|
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Glen Loew Gompf|
|Education||Valley City State University (BA)|
|Years of service||1942–1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Thomas Savig Kleppe (July 1, 1919 – March 2, 2007) was an American politician who served as the Representative from North Dakota. He was also the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
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Kleppe was born on July 1, 1919, in Kintyre, North Dakota, the son of Lars O. Kleppe and his wife Hannah Savig Kleppe. He graduated from Valley City High School in Valley City, North Dakota in 1936. Kleppe graduated from Valley City State University, (then Valley City Teachers College). During World War II, Kleppe served from 1942 to 1946 as a Warrant Officer.
Kintyre is an unincorporated community in northeastern Emmons County, North Dakota, United States. It lies northeast of the city of Linton, the county seat of Emmons County. Its elevation is 2,756 feet (840 m). The community was originally named Campbell for Dugald and Hugh Campbell, brothers who ranched there; it is now named Kintyre for the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll, Scotland. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58549.
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He served as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, and later served as the Secretary of the Interior for President Gerald Ford. In his capacity as the Secretary of the Interior, Kleppe was the appellant in Kleppe v. New Mexico (1976), when the Supreme Court ruled that Congress has the "power to protect wildlife on the public lands, state law notwithstanding."
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His first wife, Frieda K. Kleppe, died in 1957. Kleppe married his second wife, Glendora Loew Gompf, on December 18, 1958. He had two children from his first marriage and two daughters from his second marriage. He resided in Bismarck, North Dakota. Kleppe died of Alzheimer's disease, in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 2, 2007. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Rolland W. Redlin
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from North Dakota's 2nd congressional district
Arthur A. Link
Hilary J. Sandoval Jr.
| Administrator of the Small Business Administration |
Mitchell P. Kobelinski
Stanley K. Hathaway
| United States Secretary of the Interior |
Cecil D. Andrus