House 1943-48 (District 45)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Trinity Lutheran School, Sauk Rapids; Elementary School;
Sauk Rapids High School; Secondary; Graduate
St. Cloud State Teachers College; Attended College; 1932-33
Valparaiso University, Indiana; Attended College; 1933-34
University of Minnesota; B.S.L.; 1937
University of Minnesota, Law School; LL.B.; 1939; Admitted to the Bar, January 1940
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Armed Forces (World War II);
1943 to 1945
Minnesota Minneapolis-St. Paul Airports Commission (Chair);
06/13/1949 to 03/1950
Minnesota's Judicial District Court (District Court Judge; First Appointed by Governor Luther Youngdahl, Then Elected);
03/01/1950 to 1962
Minnesota Supreme Court (Associate Justice; First Appointed by Governor Elmer L. Andersen, Then Elected);
02/01/1962 to 09/07/1980
Dorothy Heywood (married in 1940)
Five children (Two children, while in office): James "Jim" (while in office), Tom (while in office), Mark (he worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives), and Paul (sons); Mary Alice (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was born and grew up in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. He moved to Little Falls, Minnesota in 1950 when he was appointed to the District Court. He moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in June 1962.
"...six years as a Republican legislator..." (Obituary, Star Tribune, May 16, 1998)
He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1948 election. He lost to John T. Kosloske by 61 votes. He didn't contest the election.
He was the House chief author of the 1945 Area Vocational School bill.
He became a Lecturer at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1950.
He died from a heart attack after battling pneumonia in a hospital. His funeral was held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church when he lived in Little Falls, Minnesota. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church when he lived in Sauk Rapids. He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church when he lived in St. Paul.
Religion provided by newspaper articles.