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Frederick, Mel

Senate 1971-72 (District 3); Senate 1973-82 (District 32); Senate 1983-90 (District 30)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Dodge, Freeborn, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Waseca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/24/1929
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): West Concord
Occupation (when first elected): Super Market Owner

EDUCATION

West Concord High School; Secondary;
Mankato State College; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Armed Forces (Korean War); 195? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Donna
Children: Three children: Mitch, Mike, and Debbie
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: taxes, transportation, commerce.

He was a member of the Republican Party.

Total Days Served: 7308

SESSIONS SERVED

76th Legislative Session (1989-1990) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/4/1986
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/6/1987 to 1/7/1991
Counties Represented: Dodge, Freeborn, Mower, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Vice President, Dain Bosworth, Inc.
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Commerce: Insurance
  • Commerce: Regulated Industries
  • Finance
  • Finance: Education Division
  • Rules and Administration
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: General Policy, Rural and Commercial
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader
Leadership Position: Minority Whip
Leadership Position: Minority Pro Tem

75th Legislative Session (1987-1988)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/4/1986
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/6/1987 to 1/7/1991
Counties Represented: Dodge, Freeborn, Mower, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Vice President, Dain Bosworth, Inc.
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Commerce: Insurance
  • Commerce: Regulated Industries
  • Rules and Administration
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Income Tax
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Property Taxes and Local Government Aids
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: General Policy and Rural and Commercial
Leadership Position: Minority Whip
Leadership Position: Minority Pro Tem
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

74th Legislative Session (1985-1986) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/2/1982
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/5/1987
Counties Represented: Dodge, Freeborn, Mower, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Associate Vice President/Investment Officer
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Employment
  • Employment: Workers Compensation
  • Rules and Administration
  • Rules and Administration: Bill Scheduling
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Income Tax
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Property Taxes and Local Government Aids
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: General Policy

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/2/1982
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/5/1987
Counties Represented: Dodge, Freeborn, Mower, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Associate Vice President/Investment Officer
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Employment
  • Employment: Workers' Compensation
  • Rules and Administration
  • Rules and Administration: Bill Scheduling
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Income Tax
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Property Taxes and Local Government Aids
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: General Policy

72nd Legislative Session (1981-1982)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 32
Elected: 11/4/1980
Residence: West Concord
Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
Counties Represented: Dodge, Olmsted, Steele
Occupation: Stockbroker; Registered Representative, Dain Bosworth Inc./Former Supermarket Owner, 21 Years
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Employment
  • Employment: Economic Development
  • Rules and Administration
  • Rules and Administration: Bill Scheduling
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Government Development Finance Tax
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Income Tax
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: General Policy
Leadership Position: Minority Whip

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 32
Elected: 11/2/1976
Residence: West Concord
Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
Counties Represented: Dodge, Olmsted, Steele
Occupation: Stockbroker, Registered Representative; Dain, Kalman, and Quail, Inc.
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Employment
  • Employment: Economic Development
  • Rules and Administration
  • Rules and Administration: Bill Scheduling
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Income Tax
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Highways and Bridges
  • Transportation: Rural and Commercial Transportation
  • Transportation: Transportation Policy
Leadership Position: Minority Whip

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 32
Elected: 11/2/1976
Residence: West Concord
Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
Counties Represented: Dodge, Olmsted, Steele
Occupation: Stockbroker, Registered Representative; Dain, Kalman and Quail, Inc./Former Supermarket Owner
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Employment
  • Employment: Economic Development
  • Rules and Administration
  • Rules and Administration: Bill Scheduling
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Taxes and Tax Laws: Income Tax
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Highways and Bridges
Leadership Position: Minority Whip
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 32
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: West Concord
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Dodge, Olmsted, Steele
Occupation: Registered Representative; Dain Kalman & Quail, Inc./Former Supermarket Owner
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Independent Republican Caucus
Committees:
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Transportation and General Legislation
  • Transportation and General Legislation: Highways
Leadership Position: Minority Whip
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 32
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: West Concord
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Dodge, Olmsted, Steele
Occupation: Super Market Owner
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Local Government
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Transportation and General Legislation
  • Transportation and General Legislation: Highways
Leadership Position: Minority Whip
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

67th Legislative Session (1971-1972)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 03
Elected: 11/3/1970
Residence: West Concord
Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Counties Represented: Dodge, Olmsted, Steele
Occupation: Super Market Owner
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • General Legislation
  • Health and Welfare
  • Higher Education
  • Pensions and Retirement
  • Public Highways