House 1959-62 (District 37); Senate 1963-66 (District 49); Senate 1967-70 (District 44)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Date of Birth:
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Johnson High School, St. Paul; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; B.A.; 1954
Attended Graduate School; History
University of Minnesota, Law School; LL.B.; 1960; Admitted to the Minnesota Bar, 1960
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Army Reserves (Intelligence Unit);
19?? to 19??
United States Army (Infantry Officer);
1956 to 1957
01/04/1971 to 12/29/1976
12/30/1976 to 12/29/1978
Board of Regents:
University of Minnesota, 6th Congressional District;
03/19/1985 to 1997
Single (when first elected); Mary Christine McKee Anderson (married August 11, 1963)
Three children: Amy, and Elizabeth (daughters); Brett (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
John Henry McKee, Sr.
He resigned as Governor of Minnesota to replace Walter Mondale in the United States Senate.
He ran and lost as the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 1978.
He represented the United States in the 1956 Olympic Games (hockey) at Cortina, Italy.
He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and chairman of the 1976 Democratic National Convention platform committee.
He had struggled with Alzheimer's for some time before dying of pneumonia while in hospice in St. Paul (Star Tribune obit).
He arranged to have his body donated to the University of Minnesota for medical research (Pioneer Press obit).
His memorial service was held on Monday, August 15 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church (5025 Knox Avenue, Minneapolis).