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Skaar, Andrew O. "Andy"

House 1963-66 (District 66); House 1967-72 (District 67B); House 1973-74 (District 1B)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/3/1922
Birth Place: Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Birth County: Pennington
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/26/2018
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Andy
City of Residence (when first elected): Thief River Falls
Occupation (when first elected): Grain and Livestock Farmer

EDUCATION

City View School; Elementary School;
Northwest School of Agriculture, Crookston; Secondary; Graduate

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Government: Pennington County, Minnesota (Soil Conservation District, District Manager/Supervisor); 19?? to 19??
Municipal Board/Commission: Norden Township, Minnesota (Planning Commission); 19?? to 19??
Municipal Government: Thief River Falls, Minnesota (Township Assessor); 194? to 194?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse:
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

"Andrew Skaar served six terms in the Minnesota Legislature from 1962 to 1974, caucusing with the Conservatives..." ("Skaars Are Honored Valley Farmers." Northern Watch Thief River Falls Pennington County Times, January 24, 1992)

His funeral was held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN. He was buried at Park Ridge Cemetery, Norden Township, Pennington County, Minnesota.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Religion provided by Northern Watch Thief River Falls Pennington County Times, January 24, 1992.

Total Days Served: 4382

SESSIONS SERVED

68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01B
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: Thief River Falls
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/6/1975
Counties Represented: Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake
Occupation: Grain and Livestock Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Andrew Skaar served six terms in the Minnesota Legislature from 1962 to 1974, caucusing with the Conservatives..." ("Skaars Are Honored Valley Farmers." Northern Watch Thief River Falls Pennington County Times, January 24, 1992)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations: Education Division
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • Transportation

67th Legislative Session (1971-1972)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 67B
Elected: 11/3/1970
Residence: Thief River Falls
Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Counties Represented: Marshall, Pennington, Roseau
Occupation: Grain and Livestock Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Andrew Skaar served six terms in the Minnesota Legislature from 1962 to 1974, caucusing with the Conservatives..." ("Skaars Are Honored Valley Farmers." Northern Watch Thief River Falls Pennington County Times, January 24, 1992)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Appropriations
  • Commerce and Economic Development (Chair)
  • Reapportionment and Elections
  • Rules and Legislative Administration
  • Transportation

66th Legislative Session (1969-1970)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 67B
Elected: 11/5/1968
Residence: Thief River Falls
Term of Office: 1/7/1969 to 1/4/1971
Counties Represented: Marshall, Pennington, Roseau
Occupation: Grain and Livestock Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Andrew Skaar served six terms in the Minnesota Legislature from 1962 to 1974, caucusing with the Conservatives..." ("Skaars Are Honored Valley Farmers." Northern Watch Thief River Falls Pennington County Times, January 24, 1992)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Appropriations
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Higher Education
  • Highways
  • Municipal Affairs

65th Legislative Session (1967-1968)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 67B
Elected: 11/8/1966
Residence: Thief River Falls
Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/6/1969
Counties Represented: Marshall, Pennington, Roseau
Occupation: Grain and Livestock Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Andrew Skaar served six terms in the Minnesota Legislature from 1962 to 1974, caucusing with the Conservatives..." ("Skaars Are Honored Valley Farmers." Northern Watch Thief River Falls Pennington County Times, January 24, 1992)
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Recreation and Water Resources
  • University and College

64th Legislative Session (1965-1966)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 66
Elected: 11/3/1964
Residence: Thief River Falls
Term of Office: 1/5/1965 to 1/2/1967
Counties Represented: Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Grain and Livestock Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Andrew Skaar served six terms in the Minnesota Legislature from 1962 to 1974, caucusing with the Conservatives..." ("Skaars Are Honored Valley Farmers." Northern Watch Thief River Falls Pennington County Times, January 24, 1992)
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Elections
  • Health and Welfare
  • Motor Vehicles
  • State and Junior Colleges

63rd Legislative Session (1963-1964)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 66
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Thief River Falls
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/4/1965
Counties Represented: Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Grain and Livestock Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Andrew Skaar served six terms in the Minnesota Legislature from 1962 to 1974, caucusing with the Conservatives..." ("Skaars Are Honored Valley Farmers." Northern Watch Thief River Falls Pennington County Times, January 24, 1992)
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Health and Welfare
  • Motor Vehicles
Articles & Books About
"Andrew O. Skaar, 96." Thief River Falls News, October 3, 2018.

"Andrew Skaar." Star Tribune, September 30, 2018, p. B13.

Lundin, Marvin. "Skaars Are Honored Valley Farmers." Northern Watch Thief River Falls Pennington County Times, January 24, 1992, p. 1, 5.



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