William Washington Howes served under Franklin Delano Roosevelt as Second and First Assistant Postmaster General from 1933 to 1940. Howes brought airmail service to the Midwest. The W W Howes Municipal Airport (now known as Huron Regional Airport) was named in his honor. It is located in Huron, South Dakota. (Source: Howes' grandson, Dr. Whiting Wicker) Previously, he was a member of the South Dakota Senate, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party and a member of the Democratic National Committee. In 1920, he ran for Governor of South Dakota, losing to William H. McMaster.
The Postmaster General of the United States is the chief executive officer of the United States Postal Service; Megan Brennan is the current Postmaster General.
Airmail is a mail transport service branded and sold on the basis of at least one leg of its journey being by air. Airmail items typically arrive more quickly than surface mail, and usually cost more to send. Airmail may be the only option for sending mail to some destinations, such as overseas, if the mail cannot wait the time it would take to arrive by ship, sometimes weeks. The Universal Postal Union adopted comprehensive rules for airmail at its 1929 Postal Union Congress in London. Since the official language of the Universal Postal Union is French, airmail items worldwide are often marked Par avion, literally: "by airplane".
Huron Regional Airport is a city-owned public airport in Huron, within Beadle County, South Dakota, US. It recently had scheduled passenger flights operated by a commuter air carrier, Great Lakes Airlines, with Beechcraft 1900D commuter turboprop aircraft service to Denver subsidized by the Essential Air Service (EAS) program; however, Great Lakes no longer serves Huron. The airport serves as a backup site for Sioux Falls Regional Airport.
Howes was born on February 16, 1887 in Tomah, Wisconsin.He died on January 15, 1962 in Washington, D.C..
Tomah is a city in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 9,093 as of the 2010 census. The city is surrounded by the Town of Tomah and the Town of La Grange.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States and a Founding Father. As the seat of the United States federal government and several international organizations, Washington is an important world political capital. The city is also one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually.
The United States presidential election of 1936 was the thirty-eighth quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican Governor Alf Landon of Kansas. Roosevelt won the highest share of the popular and electoral vote since the largely uncontested 1820 election. The sweeping victory consolidated the New Deal Coalition in control of the Fifth Party System.
Beadle County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 17,398. Its county seat is Huron. The county was created in 1879 and organized in 1880. Beadle County comprises the Huron, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Huron is a city in Beadle County, South Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Beadle County. In 2018, Huron became the second fastest growing city in South Dakota. The Huron Plainsman, also referred to as the Plainsman, is the newspaper. The first settlement at Huron was made in 1880. The city was named after the Huron Indians. It is currently the seventh largest city in South Dakota, but it once was the fourth. In recent years Huron's population has once again started to grow after nearly 20 years of stagnation. A welcoming immigration policy coupled with an economic revival in the area has sparked development. A WalMart Supercenter opened recently. Since WalMart's opening, Huron's south side has begun to grow more quickly with several new commercial and many new residential projects underway.
The first USS South Dakota (ACR-9/CA-9), also referred to "Armored Cruiser No. 9", and later renamed Huron, was a United States Navy Pennsylvania-class armored cruiser.
The Territory of Dakota was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 2, 1861, until November 2, 1889, when the final extent of the reduced territory was split and admitted to the Union as the states of North and South Dakota.
Mark Andrews is an American politician from the state of North Dakota. He is a member of the United States Republican Party.
Brookings Regional Airport, formerly Brookings Municipal Airport, is in Brookings, in Brookings County, South Dakota. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation airport. The airport has had no airline service since September 2009 when the United States Department of Transportation ended the subsidy for its Essential Air Service.
William John Bulow was an American politician and a lawyer. He was the first Democratic Governor of South Dakota, receiving the highest vote ever received by a Democratic candidate for governor up to that time, and then went on to serve as a member of the United States Senate.
Gladys Shields Pyle was an American politician and the first woman elected to the United States Senate without having previously been appointed to her position; she was also the first female senator to serve as a Republican and the first female senator from South Dakota. She was also the first unmarried female senator.
Coe Isaac Crawford was the sixth Governor and then a U.S. Senator of South Dakota in the United States.
Harvey Lowell Wollman was the 26th Governor of South Dakota. He was the first Lieutenant Governor in the history of South Dakota to succeed to the governorship. As of 2019, he is also the most recent Democrat to serve as South Dakota governor.
Roy William Wier was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota; born in Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota; moved with his parents in 1896 to Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota; attended the public schools and North High School; learned the telephone and electrical trade, later going into theatrical stage-lighting work; during the First World War served in the United States Army for eighteen months, with overseas service; in 1920 became active in the trade-union movement in Minneapolis and had been officially a representative of the Trades and Labor Assembly of Minneapolis; member of the Minnesota House of Representatives 1933 – 1939; member of the Minneapolis Board of Education 1939 – 1948 and the board of directors of Hennepin County Red Cross; elected as a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party to the 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, 85th, and 86th congresses, ; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the 87th congress; was a resident of Minneapolis until May 1962, when he moved to Edmonds, Washington; died in Seattle, Washington, June 27, 1963; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the columbarium of Evergreen Washelli Cemetery.
The 2004 United States presidential election in South Dakota took place on November 2, 2004, and was part of the 2004 United States presidential election. Voters chose 3 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
William "Bill" Dougherty was an American businessman, lobbyist, and Democratic politician who was the 31st Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota from 1971 to 1975.
Ron J. Volesky is an American lawyer, who served 16 years in the South Dakota Senate, first as a member of the Republican Party before switching to the Democratic Party.
Charles William Maynes was a United States diplomat and long-time editor of Foreign Policy magazine.
Rex A. Terry was a banker and politician in the United States state of South Dakota. He served as a member of the South Dakota State Senate and as Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota.
John L. Pyle was an attorney and politician from the state of South Dakota. A Republican, he was notable for his service as State's Attorney of Hand County (1886-1888) and state Attorney General (1899-1902).
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