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Boland, John E.

House 1971-72 (District 50A); House 1973 (District 50B)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/1/1937
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/2/2015
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Maplewood
Occupation (when first elected): High School Teacher

EDUCATION

St. Thomas College; B.A.; 1961
St. Thomas College; M.A.; 1967

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: Maplewood, Minnesota (City Parks and Recreation Commission, Vice-Chair and Chair); 19?? to 19??
State Board/Commission/Council: Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota (Chair); 1973 to 1979 [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Marie Wolkerstorfer
Children: Four children: Lisa, Michael, Stephen, and Karen
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

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

He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 921

SESSIONS SERVED

68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 50B
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: Maplewood
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 7/13/1973 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: High School Teacher
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
Committees:
  • Education
  • Environmental Preservation and Natural Resources
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
  • Rules and Legislative Administration
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader
Leadership Notes: He resigned from the Minnesota Legislature on July 13, 1973 due to being appointed to a position on the Metropolitan Council.
Reason for unfinished term: Appointed to other office
Session Notes: He was appointed by Governor Wendell Anderson to Chair the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities. He took office after July 13, 1973. His term end date is uncertain due to his resignation.

67th Legislative Session (1971-1972)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 50A
Elected: 11/3/1970
Residence: Maplewood
Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: High School Teacher
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • City Government
  • Crime Prevention
  • Education
  • Environmental Preservation
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
Articles & Books About
"Boland, John E. (Obituary)." StarTribune, September 6, 2015.



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