Senate 1975-90 (District 36)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Scott
Date of Birth:
Saint Lawrence Township, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Farmer/President, Schmitz Farm Equipment
High School; Secondary; Graduate
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
U.S. Executive Branch:
United States People to People Program (Goodwill Ambassador to South America);
196? to 196?
Scott County, Minnesota (Scott Soil and Water Conservation District, Supervisor);
1968 to 1972
Five children: Susan, Kris, Robin, and Karen (daughters); Murray (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: agriculture, transportation, natural resources, veterans, local government.
He was born and raised on a farm near Jordan, Minnesota.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives and twice for the Minnesota Senate before winning the 1974 Senate special election.
He ran unsuccessfully for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor with Mike Hatch as Governor in the 1994 election.
He died from complications related to Alzheimer's disease at Valley View Nursing Home in Jordan, Minnesota. His funeral was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan, Minnesota.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.