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Nyquist, Dean A.

Senate 1967-72 (District 32)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/24/1935
Birth Place: Brule, Wisconsin
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 1/1/2014
Gender: Male
Religion: Covenant
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Brooklyn Center
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer/Engineer, Honeywell

EDUCATION

Hoffman High School; Secondary; Salutatorian, Graduate
North Dakota State School of Science Junior College; Junior College/Community College; With Honors, 1954
North Dakota State University; College Graduate; Electrical Engineering, With Honors, 1956
William Mitchell College of Law; Law Degree; 1961

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Mayor: Brooklyn Center, Minnesota (City Mayor); [Dates Unknown]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Marie
Children: Three children: Lee, Jeanette, and Rick
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1967-68.

His funeral was held at Maple Grove Covenant Church.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

67th Legislative Session (1971-1972)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 32
Elected: 11/3/1970
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Counties Represented: Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Corrections and Commitments
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Public Highways
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Urban Affairs

66th Legislative Session (1969-1970) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 32
Elected: 11/8/1966
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/4/1971
Counties Represented: Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Public Highways
  • Public Welfare
  • Temperance and Liquor Control

65th Legislative Session (1967-1968)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 32
Elected: 11/8/1966
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/4/1971
Counties Represented: Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Lawyer/Engineer, Honeywell
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Public Highways
  • Public Welfare
  • Temperance and Liquor Control
Articles & Books About
Groessel, Paul. "Former Brooklyn Center Mayor Dean Nyquist Remembered." Sun Post, January 8, 2014.

"Dean A. Nyquist." Star Tribune, January 4, 2014.