House 1983-92 (District 33B); House 1993-2002 (District 30B)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Date of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Nottingham High School, Syracuse, New York; Secondary; Graduate, 1948
Hamilton College, New York; B.A.; Political Science, 1951
Harvard University; M.P.A.; Public Administration, 1992
Cornell University, Law School; J.D.; International Law, 1954
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Beatrice "Bea" Habberstad (married on July 24, 1954)
Five children: Kathy, Marnie, Lucy, and Laura (daughters); Tom (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of German, French, and English ancestry.
He retired from his law practice in 1976.
Birth data, family data, and graduation dates provided by his daughter.
He was a member of Spider Lake United Methodist Church in Hayward, Wisconsin. Although this was the church he attended, he was very open-minded in his religious beliefs. He greatly admired the Dalai Lama.
Religion provided by his daughter.