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Kempe, Arnold E.

House 1975-78 (District 67A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Dakota, Ramsey


Date of Birth: 1/23/1927 Date of Death: 
Birth Place:  Birth County:  Birth Country:
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Catholic
City of Residence (when first elected):  West Saint Paul

Occupation (when first elected):  Lawyer


Humboldt High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota; B.A.; 1950
University of Minnesota, Law School; J.D.; 1956


MilitaryUnited States Marine Corps (World War II) ??/??/194? to ??/??/19??
Municipal MayorWest St. Paul, Minnesota (City Mayor) ??/??/1958 to ??/??/1963
Municipal AttorneyWest St. Paul, Minnesota (City Attorney) ??/??/1964 to ??/??/1974


Spouse: Elizabeth
Children: Three children: William, Mary, and Annette
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Raymond J. Kempe  - Brother


He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1978 election. Robert L. Pavlak was seated but the seat became the subject of a contested election. The House voted to unseat Robert L. Pavlak on May 18, 1979 due to charges of unfair campaign practices. The seat was declared vacant. Frank J. Rodriguez, Sr. won the special election.

Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.

Map of West Saint Paul
West Saint Paul, MN
Total Days Served: 1457


70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/1976 Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/2/1979
District: 67A Residence: West Saint Paul
Counties Represented: Dakota, Ramsey
Occupation: Lawyer, Kempe and Murphy Law Firm
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Criminal Justice
Financial Institutions and Insurance

69th Legislative Session (1975-1976)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/1974 Term of Office: 1/7/1975 to 1/3/1977
District: 67A Residence: West Saint Paul
Counties Represented: Dakota, Ramsey
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Higher Education

Articles & Books About
Scheibel, et al. v. Pavlak, Contested Election. Minnesota Journal of the House, May 14, 15, 16, 18, and 21, 1979, p. 2246-2248, 2345-2356, 2449-2450, 2501-2502, 2574-2580, 2667-2668, 3606-3610, 3616-3617.

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