Senate 1951-58 (District 11)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Real Estate, Loans, Insurance, Farm and Property Manager
Rock County Country Schools; Elementary School;
Minneapolis School of Business; Postsecondary;
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; Attended College;
Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Attended College;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
1918 to 1941
United States Army (World War II, Fort Ord, California and Kodiak Island, Alaska, Lieutenant Colonel, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and Ribbon);
1941 to 08/01/1944
Marie Klugness (married in 1910)
Two children: Garfield (son), Elaine (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He moved to Luverne, Minnesota in 1915.
"He was a hard core Republican - there was nothing halfway in his enthusiasm." (In Memoriam, 1967, p. 5)
He was injured in World War II while on duty in Alaska.
He was a member of the Masonic Order and the Osman Shrine in St. Paul.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
Religion provided by In Memoriam.