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Kaercher, Lemuel Amerman "Lem, L.A."

House 1959-60 (District 48)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Big Stone

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1892 Date of Death: 8/13/1981
Birth Place: Minnesota Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names: Lem, L.A.
Gender:  Male Religion:  Congregational
City of Residence (when first elected):  Ortonville

Occupation (when first elected):  Newspaper Editor and Publisher; Ortonville Independent, Northern Star, and Graceville Paper/KDIO Radio Station Cofounder with His Son, 1956

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children: Two chidren: James "Jim" David (son); Barbara (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was one of eleven children. His parents, Aaron B. and Gertrude, were the founders of Preston, Minnesota.

As a young adult he traveled over the United States in railroad boxcars and lived as a hobo.

He was a member of the Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Fraternity.

He died from complications related to pneumonia in Ortonville, Minnesota. His funeral was held at the First Congregational Church in Ortonville, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1959-60.



Map of Ortonville
Ortonville, MN
Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/1958 Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/2/1961
District: 48 Residence: Ortonville
Counties Represented: Big Stone
Occupation: Newspaper Editor and Publisher; Ortonville Independent, Northern Star, and Graceville Paper/KDIO Radio Station Cofounder with His Son, 1956
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
Dairy Products and Livestock
Drainage and Soil Conservation
Game and Fish
General Legislation
Motor Vehicles

Articles & Books About
"Ortonville Newspaper Publisher Kaercher Dies (Obituary)." Minneapolis Tribune, August 14, 1991.

"L.A. Kaercher, Publisher Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Dispatch, August 14, 1981.

"Lem Kaercher, Ortonville Publisher, Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, August 14, 1981.

Spavin, Don. "Editor Has Hobnobbed with Presidents and Hobos." St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 27, 1972




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