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Holmquist, Victor

House 1919-22 (District 67); House 1927-28 (District 67)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Kittson, Marshall, Roseau

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1879
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country: Sweden
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Hallock
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Hilma (she died on September 11, 1912); Emma (remarried)
Children: Seven children: Edna, and Helen (daughters); Stanley, Melvin, Charlie, Glen, and Vern (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Stanley Willard Holmquist, Sr.  - Son

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Wisconsin in 1885 with his parents. They moved to Kittson County, Minnesota in 1888.

Victor Holmquist was endorsed by the Non-Partisan League in 1918. Once elected he was not happy with the Non-Partisan League Minority and ran as an independent in the next election. He lost the following election. He organized with the Conservative Majority in his third term. His quest for reelection failed. He became a staunch Democrat later in life. (Holmquist, Stanley W. Memorable Reflections: Education is the Life of Democracy, 2001)

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

45th Legislative Session (1927-1928)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 67
Elected: 11/2/1926
Residence: Hallock
Term of Office: 1/4/1927 to 1/7/1929
Counties Represented: Kittson, Marshall, Roseau
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: Victor Holmquist was endorsed by the Non-Partisan League in 1918. Once elected he was not happy with the Non-Partisan League Minority and ran as an independent in the next election. He lost the following election. He organized with the Conservative Majority in his third term. His quest for reelection failed. He became a staunch Democrat later in life. (Holmquist, Stanley W. Memorable Reflections: Education is the Life of Democracy, 2001)
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Drainage
  • Public Highways
  • Soldiers Home, State Bonus and Ex-Service Men
  • Towns and Counties
  • Workmens Compensation

42nd Legislative Session (1921-1922)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 67
Elected: 11/2/1920
Residence: Hallock
Term of Office: 1/4/1921 to 1/1/1923
Counties Represented: Kittson, Marshall, Roseau
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Independent Party Notes: Victor Holmquist was endorsed by the Non-Partisan League in 1918. Once elected he was not happy with the Non-Partisan League Minority and ran as an independent in the next election. He lost the following election. He organized with the Conservative Majority in his third term. His quest for reelection failed. He became a staunch Democrat later in life. (Holmquist, Stanley W. Memorable Reflections: Education is the Life of Democracy, 2001)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Drainage
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Public Highways
  • Soldiers Home and State Bonus Act
  • Towns and Counties

41st Legislative Session (1919-1920)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 67
Elected: 11/5/1918
Residence: Hallock
Term of Office: 1/7/1919 to 1/3/1921
Counties Represented: Kittson, Marshall, Roseau
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election Party Notes: Victor Holmquist was endorsed by the Non-Partisan League in 1918. Once elected he was not happy with the Non-Partisan League Minority and ran as an independent in the next election. He lost the following election. He organized with the Conservative Majority in his third term. His quest for reelection failed. He became a staunch Democrat later in life. (Holmquist, Stanley W. Memorable Reflections: Education is the Life of Democracy, 2001)
Committees:
  • Railroads
  • Reconstruction and Relief
  • Soldiers Home
  • Towns and Counties
Articles & Books About
Holmquist, Stanley W. Memorable Reflections: Education is the Life of Democracy. Minnesota: Self Published, 2001. (F605 .H65 2001) (There are several sections on Victor Holmquist.)