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Richard Thompson Buckler (October 27, 1865 – January 23, 1950) was a Representative from Minnesota. He was born on a farm near Oakland, Coles County, Illinois. He attended the public schools and engaged in agricultural pursuits in Coles County before moving to Andover Township, Polk County, Minnesota in 1904 where he continued agricultural pursuits.

Rich T. Buckler
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the district
In office
In office
In office
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byat-large
Succeeded byHarold Hagen
Personal details
Richard Thompson Buckler

October 27, 1865
Oakland, Coles County, Illinois, United States
DiedJanuary 23, 1950(1950-01-23) (aged 84)
Crookston, Minnesota, United States
OccupationState Representative

He was active in Farm Bureau and Farmers’ Union organizations and held numerous township and local school district offices, serving in the Minnesota Senate 1915-1919, 1923-1927, and 1931-1933. Buckler was elected on the Farmer-Labor ticket to the 74th, 75th, 76th, and 77th congresses, (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943) but was not a candidate for renomination in 1942. After his political career ended, he resumed agricultural pursuits. Buckler died in Crookston, Minnesota, January 23, 1950, with interment in Oakdale Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Rich T. Buckler (id: B001023)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
At large on a General ticket:
Henry M. Arens, Ray P. Chase, Theodore Christianson, Einar Hoidale, Magnus Johnson, Harold Knutson, Paul John Kvale, Ernest Lundeen, Francis Shoemaker
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 9th congressional district
1935 – 1943
Succeeded by
Harold Hagen