Senate 1927-45 (District 4)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election
Rochester High School; Secondary; GraduateUniversity of Minnesota, Law Department; Law Degree;
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
As the President Pro Tem of the Senate he became the Acting Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota from August 24, 1936 - January 1, 1937 when Governor Floyd B. Olson died and Lieutenant Governor Hjalmar Petersen became Governor. He was never officially sworn in as Lieutenant Governor.He was nominated and elected to "temporarily preside" over the Senate in 1937 since "Due to illness, the Lieutenant-Governor-Elect Gottfried [sic] Lindsten was unable to assume the duties of his office." (Journal of the Senate, Jan. 5, 1937, p. 3) It appears he was the Acting President the entire session. He was officially elected and sworn in as President Pro Tem on January 5, 1937. (Journal of the Senate, Jan. 5, 1937, p. 19-20)He was a member of the Republican Party.
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