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Anderson, Andy A. "A.A."

Senate 1951-58 (District 11)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Nobles, Rock

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/2/1886
Birth Place: Hills, Minnesota
Birth County: Rock
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/30/1966
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Other Names: A.A.
City of Residence (when first elected): Luverne
Occupation (when first elected): Real Estate, Loans, Insurance, Farm and Property Manager

EDUCATION

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

Military: National Guard; 1918 to 1941
Military: 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

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Marie Klugness (married in 1910)
Children: Two children: Garfield (son), Elaine (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

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.

Total Days Served: 2926

SESSIONS SERVED

60th Legislative Session (1957-1958) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 11
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Luverne
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Nobles, Rock
Occupation: Real Estate, Loans, Insurance, Farm and Property Manager
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "He was a hard core Republican - there was nothing halfway in his enthusiasm." (In Memoriam, 1967, p. 5)
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Civil Administration
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Finance
  • Military Affairs and Civil Defense (Chair)
  • Public Welfare
  • Soldiers Welfare and Soldiers Home

59th Legislative Session (1955-1956)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 11
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Luverne
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Nobles, Rock
Occupation: Real Estate, Loans, Insurance, Farm and Property Manager
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "He was a hard core Republican - there was nothing halfway in his enthusiasm." (In Memoriam, 1967, p. 5)
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Civil Administration
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Finance
  • Military Affairs and Civil Defense (Chair)
  • Public Welfare
  • Soldiers Welfare and Soldiers Home

58th Legislative Session (1953-1954) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 11
Elected: 11/7/1950
Residence: Luverne
Term of Office: 1/2/1951 to 1/3/1955
Counties Represented: Nobles, Rock
Occupation: Real Estate, Loans, Insurance, Farm and Property Manager
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "He was a hard core Republican - there was nothing halfway in his enthusiasm." (In Memoriam, 1967, p. 5)
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Civil Administration
  • Commerce, Manufacturing and Retail Trade
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Elections
  • Labor
  • Military Affairs
  • Public Welfare
  • Soldiers Welfare and Soldiers Home

57th Legislative Session (1951-1952)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 11
Elected: 11/7/1950
Residence: Luverne
Term of Office: 1/2/1951 to 1/3/1955
Counties Represented: Nobles, Rock
Occupation: Real Estate, Loans, Insurance, Farm and Property Manager
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "He was a hard core Republican - there was nothing halfway in his enthusiasm." (In Memoriam, 1967, p. 5)
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Elections
  • Labor
  • Military Affairs
  • Public Welfare
  • Soldiers Welfare and Soldiers Home