Bio: (1918-2003) Marine, injured in WWII; Attorney; Secretary for Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, 1946-1948; Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor state chair, 1948-1950; Campaign Manager for Hubert Humphrey in successful 1948 Senate race; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Minnesota State Attorney General, 1950; Governor of Minnesota, 1955-1961; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1961-1969
L-R: Walter Jetton, Sec. Orville Freeman, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Sec. Dean Rusk. Preparing for Chancellor Erhard's visit, LBJ Ranch, near Stonewall, Texas, 12/27/1963. Photo # 31005. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.
LBJ Connection: Governor of Minnesota, 1955-1961; Secretary of Agriculture, 1961-1969
Freeman, Orville L. (Orville Lothrop), 1918-2003,
Biographical info page,
LBJ Presidential Library,
accessed January 20, 2019,