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Strand, Roger Ernest

Senate 1977-80 (District 15)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Yellow Medicine

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/5/1948
Birth Place: Morris, Minnesota
Birth County: Stevens
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Cyrus
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Laborer

EDUCATION

Cyrus Public School; Elementary School;
Cyrus Public School; Secondary; Graduate, 1966
University of Minnesota, Morris; B.A.; Political Science, 1970
Mankato State University; Attended Graduate School; Public Administration, Constitutional Law

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judicial Administration: Traverse County, Minnesota (Court Administrator); 08/20/1985 to 04/2009
Judicial Administration: Big Stone County, Minnesota (Court Administrator); 2004 to 04/2009
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Graceville, Minnesota (City Council); 2005 to 2???

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (while in office); Sharon Klevann Strand (married in 1988, she died in 2000)
Children: One child: Brandy Ross-Strand (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: agriculture, education.

Religion provided by the member.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 15
Elected: 11/2/1976
Residence: Cyrus
Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
Counties Represented: Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources: Agriculture (Chair)
  • Education
  • Education: Education Aids
  • Education: Post-Secondary and Higher Education
  • Education: Special Programs
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Personnel
  • Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources/Governmental Operations/Local Government/Taxes and Tax Laws/Transportation: Agricultural Land Preservation
  • Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources/Health, Welfare and Corrections: Nutrition
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Law Reform

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 15
Elected: 11/2/1976
Residence: Cyrus
Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
Counties Represented: Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Farmer/Laborer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources: Agriculture
  • Education
  • Education: Post-Secondary and Higher Education
  • Education: Special Programs
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Employee Benefits
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Law Reform
Articles & Books About
"Roger Strand New Traverse County Court Administrator." Wheaton Gazette, August 29, 1985.

Minnesota Powerline Construction Oral History Project: Roger E. Strand, Narrator; Edward P. Nelson, Interviewer, Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society, 1981.



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