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Erdahl, Dale E.


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Map of Blue Earth
Blue Earth, MN

House 1971-72 (District 10A); House 1973-74 (District 30A)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Faribault, Freeborn, Martin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/1/1931 Date of Death: 5/16/2005
Birth Place: Frost, Minnesota Birth County: Faribault Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Lutheran
City of Residence (when first elected):  Blue Earth

Occupation (when first elected):  Farmer/Life Underwriter

EDUCATION

Faribault County Public Schools; Elementary School; One Room Grade School
Blue Earth High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1949
Augsburg College, Minneapolis; Attended College;
University of Minnesota, School of Agriculture; Attended College;
Metropolitan State University; College Graduate; Degree Earned, 1984

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Marion Bolstad (married in 1952, divorced); Charlotte Graham (was his companion)
Children: Four children: Diane (daughter); David, Daniel "Dan" and Dana (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Arlen Ingolf Erdahl  - Cousin

GENERAL NOTES

He was born near Frost, Minnesota.

He was a member of the Republican Party.

He died in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. His funeral was also held there.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1971-72.

Legislative Session: 68th (1973-1974)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/7/1972 Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/6/1975
District: 30A Residence: Blue Earth
Counties Represented: Faribault, Freeborn, Martin
Occupation: Farmer/Life Underwriter
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Agriculture
Appropriations
Appropriations Subcommittee: Joint Claims
Appropriations Subcommittee: State Departments Division
Environmental Preservation and Natural Resources

Legislative Session: 67th (1971-1972)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/3/1970 Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
District: 10A Residence: Blue Earth
Counties Represented: Faribault
Occupation: Farmer/Life Underwriter
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Agriculture
Insurance
Local Government
Natural Resources
Transportation

Articles & Books About
Hahn, Trudi. "Dale Erdahl, 73, Farmer, Legislator (Obituary)." Star Tribune, May 22, 2005.




The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.

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