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McGowan, Jr., Martin J. "Marty"

House 1959-62 (District 25); House 1963-66 (District 23)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Swift

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/28/1920
Birth Place: Appleton, Minnesota
Birth County: Swift
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 8/13/2009
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Marty
City of Residence (when first elected): Appleton
Occupation (when first elected): Editor and Publisher, Appleton Press

EDUCATION

Appleton High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1938
University of Notre Dame; Attended College; 1938-1941
University of Missouri; B.A.; History and Political Science, 1941-42

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Appleton, Minnesota (Public Library Board); [Dates Unknown]
Municipal Board/Commission: Blue Earth, Minnesota (Planning Commission); [Dates Unknown]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Ethical Practices Board; 09/05/1984 to 04/1991 [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Nolan
Children: Nine children: Martin III "Mick" "Marty", Dan, Vince, Kevin "Kev", Sean, Brendan, and Michael (sons); Margaret "Meg", and Maureen (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Richard Michael Nolan  - Nephew
Nora Slawik  - First Cousin Once Removed

GENERAL NOTES

He is the first cousin to Nora Slawik's mother.

He suffered from asthma.

He died of kidney failure at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

His funeral was held at Holy Childhood Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his family.

Total Days Served: 2919

SESSIONS SERVED

64th Legislative Session (1965-1966)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 23
Elected: 11/3/1964
Residence: Appleton
Term of Office: 1/5/1965 to 1/2/1967
Counties Represented: Swift
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, Appleton Press
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • Civil Administration
  • Education
  • Law Enforcement and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Taxes

63rd Legislative Session (1963-1964)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 23
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Appleton
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/4/1965
Counties Represented: Swift
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, Appleton Press
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Civil Administration
  • Education
  • Law Enforcement and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Taxes

62nd Legislative Session (1961-1962)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 25
Elected: 11/8/1960
Residence: Appleton
Term of Office: 1/3/1961 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Swift
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, Appleton Press
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Civil Administration
  • Education
  • Highways
  • Taxes

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 25
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Appleton
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/2/1961
Counties Represented: Swift
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, Appleton Press
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Civil Administration
  • Education
  • State and County Fairs
  • Taxes