Senate 1895-98 (District 3); Senate 1899-1902 (District 6)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
|Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Sweningson|
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Mercantile Business, Sweningsen and Gleason
Winnebago County Public Schools, Illinois; Elementary School; Common School Education
Durand Seminary; Secondary;
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; Attended College;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Adams, Minnesota (Appointed by President Hayes);
1876 to 18??
Mower County District Court, Minnesota (Clerk of District Court);
1882 to 1894
Margaret Carr (married on November 16, 1876)
Three children: Stella May, Oliver, and William
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Norwegian ancestry.
He came to Minnesota in 1871. He moved to Austin, Minnesota in 1881.
Toensing and Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897 list his last name as Sweningsen. The Minnesota Journal of the Senate, 1897 also lists Sweningsen except on the first list. The Minnesota Journal of the Senate, 1895 lists Sweningson on the first day, then appears to switch to Sweningsen after that. The Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1895 and 1897 list Sweningson.
"Mr. Sweningsen is a Republican." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 169)