House 1969-72 (District 41)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Former Elementary School Teacher
University of Minnesota; B.A.; Summa Cum Laude, 1954
George Washington University; M.A.; Government
University of Minnesota; Ph.D.; 1970
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Tennessee Department of Mental Health;
19?? to 19??
U.S. Executive Branch:
United States Foreign Service (Germany, Pakistan, and Washington);
1958 to 1968
Marie Schmidtke (married in 1953)
Four children: Rosemarie, Eileen, Douglas, and Bruce
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was a member of the Republican Party.
He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
"In 1956 he began a 10-year career as a foreign service officer for the U.S. Infonmation Agency (part of the State Department), and realized his dream of seeing the world through postings in Acca. Bangladesh (then known as East Pakistan), and several postings in Germany. Everywhere he lived he took the opportunity to travel widely, especially throughout Europe." (Star Tribune obituary, January 20, 2013)