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Uphus, Sylvester B.

House 1983-92 (District 15A)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Pope, Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/29/1927
Birth Place: Grove Township, Minnesota
Birth County: Stearns
Birth Country:
Date of Death: 1/1/2017
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Sauk Centre
Occupation (when first elected): Farming

EDUCATION

St. Andrew's, Greenwald; At Least Elementary School;
St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: Ashley Township, Minnesota (Township Board); 19?? to 19??
Military: United States Navy; 1945 to 12/22/1947

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Rose Goerdt (married on October 16, 1951)
Children: Twelve children (eight girls and four boys)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Steve Dehler  - Nephew

GENERAL NOTES

His funeral was held on January 5, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 3654

SESSIONS SERVED

77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15A
Elected: 11/6/1990
Residence: Sauk Centre
Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
Counties Represented: Pope, Stearns
Occupation: Farmer/Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture: Agriculture Finance and Farm Programs
  • Agriculture: Soil and Water Resources
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Development: International Trade and Technology Division
  • Economic Development: Small Business
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Government Structures Division
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Air, Rail, and Toll Roads

76th Legislative Session (1989-1990)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15A
Elected: 11/8/1988
Residence: Sauk Centre
Term of Office: 1/3/1989 to 1/7/1991
Counties Represented: Pope, Stearns
Occupation: Farmer/Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture: Soil and Water Resources
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Development: Community Stabilization and Development Division
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Property Tax
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Safety

75th Legislative Session (1987-1988)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15A
Elected: 11/4/1986
Residence: Sauk Centre
Term of Office: 1/6/1987 to 1/2/1989
Counties Represented: Pope, Stearns
Occupation: Dairy and Grain Farmer/Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture: Agriculture Finance Division
  • Agriculture: Farm Programs and Policies
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance: Financial Institutions
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Pensions

74th Legislative Session (1985-1986)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15A
Elected: 11/6/1984
Residence: Sauk Centre
Term of Office: 1/8/1985 to 1/5/1987
Counties Represented: Pope, Stearns
Occupation: Farmer/Legislator
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture: Agricultural Land Use
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs: Elections
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs: Veterans Affairs
  • Health and Human Services
  • Health and Human Services: Health Care

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15A
Elected: 11/2/1982
Residence: Sauk Centre
Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/7/1985
Counties Represented: Pope, Stearns
Occupation: Farming
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture: Dairy and Livestock
  • Energy
  • Energy: Housing
Articles & Books About
"Sylvester Uphus (1927-2017)." St. Cloud Times, January 3, 2017.

Tschida, John. "Members Leave House for New Experiences (Sylvester Uphus)." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, April 17, 1992, p. 19-20.



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