House 1975-77 (District 21B); Senate 1977-82 (District 21)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Kandiyohi, Redwood, Renville, Yellow Medicine
Date of Birth:
Eagle Grove, Iowa
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Will Rogers High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Secondary; 1941
Iowa State University; D.V.M.; 1945
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Livestock Sanitary Board (3 years; President, 1 year);
19?? to 19??
Bird Island, Minnesota (Regional Manpower Planning Board);
1951 to 1953
Bird Island, Minnesota (City Mayor, 17 years);
1954 to 1970
Renville County, Minnesota (County Commissioner, 4 years; Chair, 1 year);
1971 to 1974
Carol Wison (married on August 11, 1946)
Four children: Alvin, , Paul, Sue, and Scott.
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: local government, agriculture, environment, education, transportation.
He was a member of the Renville County, Minnesota Hospital Board.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.
"Dr. Setzepfandt received a number of recognitions and awards. In 1994 he received the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine prestigious Stange Award, which is the highest recognition given to ISU veterinary alumni. In 1978 he was elected to membership in the Kappa Chapter of the Society of Phi Beta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine. In 1979 he was the honored recipient of the WCCO "Good Neighbor Award". Also, in 1979 Dr. Setzepfandt received the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association "Veterinarian of the Year" award "for outstanding service to his community and profession". On February 17, 2001, 18 years after leaving the Minnesota Senate and many years after retiring his veterinary practice, Dr. Setzepfandt received a "Distinguished Service Award" for his lifetime of dedication to the local agricultural community by the Renville County All Agricultural Association at their annual dinner. " (West Central Tribune, January 9, 2013)