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Den Ouden, Gaylin L.R.

House 1977-86 (District 21B)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Yellow Medicine

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/9/1945
Birth Place: Edgerton, Minnesota
Birth County: Pipestone
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Christian Reformed
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Prinsburg
Occupation (when first elected): 6th Grade Teacher and Principal, Central Christian School; Formely Taught at Manhattan Montana Christian School

EDUCATION

Edgerton Christian Elementary; Elementary School;
Southwest Christian High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1963
Bemidji State University; Attended College;
Montana State University; Attended College;
Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa; B.A.; Secondary Education, 1963-67; also listed as A.B.
Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minnesota; B.A.; Elementary Education/Driver's Education, 1971-72; also listed as A.B.

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/Aldermen: Prinsburg, Minnesota (City Council); 19?? to 19??
Municipal Government: Prinsburg, Minnesota (Fire Department); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Cobie
Children: Four children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Marion O. Menning  - Brother-in-Law

GENERAL NOTES

He was born and raised on a farm.

He was a member of Prinsburg Christian Reformed Church.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1977-78.

Total Days Served: 3581

SESSIONS SERVED

74th Legislative Session (1985-1986)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/6/1984
Residence: Prinsburg
Term of Office: 1/8/1985 to 1/5/1987
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Sibley
Occupation: Legislator/Teacher/Truck Driver
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations: Joint Claims
  • Appropriations: State Departments Division (Chair)
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Natural Resources
  • Judiciary

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/2/1982
Residence: Prinsburg
Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/7/1985
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Sibley
Occupation: Teacher/Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations: Health, Welfare, and Corrections Division
  • Appropriations: Joint Claims
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Game and Fish
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Highway Safety

72nd Legislative Session (1981-1982)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/4/1980
Residence: Prinsburg
Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, Redwood, Renville, Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Teacher
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations: Health, Welfare and Corrections Division
  • Appropriations: Joint Claims
  • Energy
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Game and Fish
  • Regulated Industries

71st Legislative Session (1979-1980)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 11/7/1978
Residence: Prinsburg
Term of Office: 1/3/1979 to 1/5/1981
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, Redwood, Renville, Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Teacher/Salesman/Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations: Health, Welfare and Corrections Division
  • Appropriations: Joint Claims Division
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Safety and General Transportation

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21B
Elected: 3/15/1977
Residence: Prinsburg
Term of Office: 3/18/1977 to 1/2/1979 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, Redwood, Renville, Yellow Medicine
Occupation: 6th Grade Teacher and Principal, Central Christian School; Formely Taught at Manhattan Montana Christian School
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Education
  • Transportation
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