House 1919-30 (District 48); Senate 1931-34 (District 48); House 1939-62 (District 48); House 1963-66 (District 24)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election
Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, Traverse
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Grant County Country School; Elementary School;
High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota, College of Agriculture; College Graduate; Agriculture
Moorhead State Normal School; College Graduate;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Felton, Minnesota (Superintendent of Public Schools);
19?? to 19??
Minnesota Statehood Centennial Commission;
195? to 195?
Single (when first elected); Helen Ellingson (married on December 31, 1927; she died on July 24, 1970)
Two children: (1 son, 1 daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He shares the record for the greatest number of years served overall for the Minnesota Legislature (both House and Senate service) with Anton J. Rockne at 44 years of service. (Donald O. Wright's length of service would be tied with them if his four month service as Lieutenant Governor in late 1954 was counted as legislative service.)
He was born near Ashby, Minnesota.
He was a Rural Liberal from the Nonpartisan League days. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1965-66)
He died in Ashby, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ashby, Minnesota. He was buried in Pelican Lake Cemetery.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ashby, Minnesota.
Religion provided by Minnesota House Resolution No. 6, 1981.