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Langen, Odin Elsford Stanley


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Kennedy, MN

House 1951-58 (District 67)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Kittson

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/5/1913 Date of Death: 7/6/1976
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota Birth County: Hennepin Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Lutheran
City of Residence (when first elected):  Kennedy

Occupation (when first elected):  Farmer

EDUCATION

Kennedy High School; Secondary; Graduate
Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Vocational-Technical School; 1933-34

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/CommissionSouth Red River, Minnesota (Town Board) ??/??/1947 to ??/??/1950
School Board/AdministrationKennedy, Minnesota (School Board, President and Chair) ??/??/1948 to ??/??/1950
U.S. Representative9th Congressional District, MinnesotaElected01/03/1959 to 01/??/1962
U.S. Representative7th Congressional District, MinnesotaElected01/??/1962 to 01/03/1971
U.S. Executive BranchU.S. Department of Agriculture, Administrator of the Packers and Stockyards Administration (Appointed by President Richard Nixon)Appointed01/??/1971 to 04/??/1972

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Lillian Clauson
Children: Three children: Lynden and Wayne (sons), Mrs. Kenneth Pagnac (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Kennedy, Minnesota around 1914, with his family.

He was Cornelia "Coya" Knutson's opponent for the United States House of Representatives in the 1958 election. This was the election where her husband, Andy, wrote the infamous "Coya Come Home" letter.

He ran unsuccessfully for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in the 1970 election.

He was a member of the Republican Party.

He died of an apparent heart attack at home on his farm in Kennedy, Minnesota. His funeral was held at the Red River Lutheran Church in Kennedy, Minnesota. He was buried in the Red River Cemetery in Red River Township, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 2926

SESSIONS SERVED

Legislative Session: 60th (1957-1958)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/6/1956 Term of Office: 1/8/1957 to 1/5/1959
District: 67 Residence: Kennedy
Counties Represented: Kittson
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Agriculture
Education
Motor Vehicles
Taxes
Temperance and Liquor Control
Towns and Counties

Legislative Session: 59th (1955-1956)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/1954 Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/7/1957
District: 67 Residence: Kennedy
Counties Represented: Kittson
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Agriculture
Education
Motor Vehicles
Taxes
Towns and Counties

Legislative Session: 58th (1953-1954)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/1952 Term of Office: 1/6/1953 to 1/3/1955
District: 67 Residence: Kennedy
Counties Represented: Kittson
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Agriculture
Aircraft and Airways
Appropriations
Education
Labor
Towns and Counties

Legislative Session: 57th (1951-1952)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/1950 Term of Office: 1/2/1951 to 1/5/1953
District: 67 Residence: Kennedy
Counties Represented: Kittson
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Agriculture
Aircraft and Airways
Appropriations
Education
Towns and Counties

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