House 1939-42 (District 6); Senate 1947-50 (District 6)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Freeborn County Sheriff/Former Albert Lea Police Force
Linden County Elementary Schools, Iowa; Elementary School;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Albert Lea, Minnesota (City Police Force, 4 years);
19?? to 192?
Freeborn County, Minnesota (Sheriff);
1928 to 1939
Ethel Trail (married on February 4, 1913)
Three children: Herman T., and Charles C. (sons); Mrs. Wilfred Knutson (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was born on a farm.
He moved to Geneva, Freeborn County, Minnesota in 1915 or 1918. He came to Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1921.
He was the United States light heavyweight wrestling champion in 1918-1919 and the light heavyweight wrestling champion of the world in 1921-1922.
Myre-Big Island State Park was named after him.
He died after a four day illness with a rare blood disease.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Religion provided by his memorial in the Minnesota Journal of the Senate, 1953.