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Knaak, Delores J. "Dee"

Senate 1977-80 (District 49)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Anoka, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/13/1929
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Dee
City of Residence (when first elected): White Bear Lake
Occupation (when first elected): Educator, Former Elementary School Teacher

EDUCATION

St. Cloud State University; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: White Bear Lake, Minnesota (Senior Citizen Advisory Committee); 19?? to 19??
Municipal Board/Commission: White Bear Lake, Minnesota (White Bear Lake Conservation District, Board Member); 19?? to 19??
County Board/Commissioner: Ramsey County, Minnesota (County Commissioner); 1972 to 197?
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Arts Board (Secretary); 1990 to ?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: William
Children: Two children: Frederic "Fritz" (son), Marci (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Frederic W. Knaak  - Son

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: education, taxes.

She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1974 election.

Total Days Served: 1124

SESSIONS SERVED

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 49
Elected: 12/3/1977
Residence: White Bear Lake
Term of Office: 12/9/1977 to 1/5/1981 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Educator, Former Elementary School Teacher
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Joint House/Senate Subcommittee on Libraries
  • Education: Post-Secondary and Higher Education
  • General Legislation and Administrative Rules
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Metropolitan Affairs-1979
  • Health, Welfare and Corrections
  • Veterans' Affairs

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 49
Elected: 12/3/1977
Residence: White Bear Lake
Term of Office: 12/9/1977 to 1/5/1981 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Educator, Former Elementary School Teacher
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
Articles & Books About
Macklin, Bill. "Women Gaining in Legislature." New Ulm Journal, January 22, 1978, p. 4.



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