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Anderson, Jerald C.

Senate 1971-72 (District 21); Senate 1973-74 (District 19); Senate 1977-80 (District 19)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/2/1934
Birth Place: Sunrise, Minnesota
Birth County: Chisago
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 1/7/2014
Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): North Branch
Occupation (when first elected): Dentist

EDUCATION

North Branch High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; D.D.S.; 1959

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Army (Dental Corps, Captain); 1959 to 1961

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Patsy Ann Young (married on June 30, 1957)
Children: Three children: Jeffrey, Brent, and Patrick (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: finance, energy, housing, education.

He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

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

"His contributions include authoring the bill bringing the Saint Croix Wild River State Park into existence." (Star Tribune obituary, January 10, 2014)

His funeral was held at Swanson Chapel at Boutwells Landing in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota on January 13, 2014.

Total Days Served: 3654

SESSIONS SERVED

71st Legislative Session (1979-1980) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 19
Elected: 11/2/1976
Residence: North Branch
Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
Counties Represented: Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti
Occupation: Dentist
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Education Aids
  • Education: Educational Organization
  • Energy and Housing (Chair)
  • Energy and Housing: Energy
  • Energy and Housing: Housing
  • Energy and Housing: Replenishable Fuel-1980
  • Finance
  • Finance: Education
  • Health, Welfare and Corrections
  • Rules and Administration

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 19
Elected: 11/2/1976
Residence: North Branch
Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
Counties Represented: Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti
Occupation: Dentist
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Education Aids
  • Education: Educational Organization
  • Energy and Housing (Chair)
  • Finance
  • Finance: Education
  • Rules and Administration

69th Legislative Session (1975-1976) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 19
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: North Branch
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti
Occupation: Dentist
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Educational Organization
  • Education: School Finance (Chair)
  • Finance
  • Finance: Education
  • Finance: State Departments III and Semi-State Affairs
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Judicial Administration

68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 19
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: North Branch
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti
Occupation: Dentist
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: School Finance (Chair)
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Judicial Administration
  • Judiciary: Judiciary
  • Taxes and Tax Laws

67th Legislative Session (1971-1972)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 21
Elected: 11/3/1970
Residence: North Branch
Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Counties Represented: Anoka, Chisago, Isanti
Occupation: Dentist
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Education
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • General Legislation
  • Natural Resoures and Environment

Senate Photos

The photos in this collection were scanned from the files of the Minnesota Senate Photographer with the generous help of the Minnesota Digital Library, and are included in the Minnesota Reflections collection.

Articles & Books About
Salisbury, Bill. "State Senator Helped Create Wild River Park." Pioneer Press, January 14, 2014.

"Anderson, Dr. Jerald Clayton." Star Tribune, January 10, 2014.



The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.