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Wier, Roy William


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Minneapolis, MN

House 1933-38 (District 29)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 2/25/1888 Date of Death: 6/27/1963
Birth Place: Redfield, South Dakota Birth County: Spink Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Minneapolis

Occupation (when first elected):  Representative, Trades and Labor Assembly of Minneapolis and Minnesota State Federation of Labor/Former Telephone and Electrical Trade Worker/Former Theatrical Stage Lighting Work

EDUCATION

Minneapolis Public Schools; Elementary School; Graduate
Minneapolis North High School; Secondary; 3 years

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Army (World War I, American Expeditionary Forces, Served Overseas) ??/??/1917 to ??/??/1918
School Board/AdministrationMinneapolis, Minnesota (Board of Education) ??/??/1939 to ??/??/1948
U.S. Representative3rd Congressional District, MinnesotaElected01/03/1949 to 01/03/1961

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GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1896. He moved to Edmonds, Washington in May 1962.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States Congress in the 1960 election.

He was elected to the United States Congress as a Democrat.

He died in Seattle, Washington. He was cremated and the ashes were buried in Evergreen Washelli Cemetery.

Legislative Session: 50th (1937-1938)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/3/1936 Term of Office: 1/5/1937 to 1/2/1939
District: 29 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Representative, Trades and Labor Assembly of Minneapolis/Former Telephone and Electrical Trade Worker/Former Theatrical Stage Lighting Work
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
Appropriations
Cities of the First Class
Cooperatives and Cooperation
Education
General Legislation
Labor (Chair)
Public Welfare and Social Legislation
University and State Schools

Legislative Session: 49th (1935-1936)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/6/1934 Term of Office: 1/8/1935 to 1/4/1937
District: 29 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Representative, Trades and Labor Assembly of Minneapolis/Former Telephone and Electrical Trade Worker/Former Theatrical Stage Lighting Work
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
Appropriations
Board of Control
Cities of the First Class
Labor
Metropolitan Drainage
Public Buildings
Public Welfare
Reforestation

Legislative Session: 48th (1933-1934)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/8/1932 Term of Office: 1/3/1933 to 1/7/1935
District: 29 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Representative, Trades and Labor Assembly of Minneapolis and Minnesota State Federation of Labor/Former Telephone and Electrical Trade Worker/Former Theatrical Stage Lighting Work
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
Cities of the First Class
Education
Elections
Labor
Public Domain
University and State Schools

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