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Fieldman, Esther Miriam

House 1961-62 (District 63)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Hubbard

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1916
Birth Place: New York City (Brooklyn), New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/2007
Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Former Name: Fox
City of Residence (when first elected): Park Rapids
Occupation (when first elected): Co-owner, Fieldman's Surplus Store

EDUCATION

New York Schools; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: Park Rapids, Minnesota (School Board; Chair, 1959); 1954 to 1960

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Max
Children: Five children: Jane, Ardis, and Francine (daughters); Les, and Steven (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. (Minnesota Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women)

She was the first Jewish woman elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, according to her obituary.

She died at the end of June or the first two days of July in 2007. Her funeral was held at Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka, Minnesota. She was buried in Fort Snelling Cemetery.

Religion provided by her obituary.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

62nd Legislative Session (1961-1962)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 63
Elected: 11/8/1960
Residence: Park Rapids
Term of Office: 1/3/1961 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Hubbard
Occupation: Co-owner, Fieldman's Surplus Store
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: She was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. (Minnesota Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women)
Committees:
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Education
  • Game and Fish
  • Insurance
  • Welfare