House 1973-74 (District 40A)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: Not Reported
Former Name: Anderson
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
St. Francis Elementary School; Elementary School;
Buffalo High School; Secondary;
St. Cloud State College; B.S.; Teaching, 1956
University of Minnesota; Attended Graduate School; Graduate Work, Special Education Certificate
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota State Board of Investment;
19?? to 19??
State Secretary of State:
01/06/1975 to 01/03/1999
Divorced (in the early 1960s); Glen H. Growe (remarried in the late 1960s)
Four children: Michael, Colleen, David "Dave", and Patrick
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsed candidate for the United States Senate in the 1984 election. She lost to Rudy Boschwitz.
She was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
When she was elected Minnesota Secretary of State, she became the first woman to be elected to a Minnesota statewide office without having been appointed first.
Her father served as Mayor of Buffalo, Minnesota.