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Hoberg, Dwaine H.

House 1979-84 (District 9A)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Clay

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/??/1925
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death: 8/6/1984
Gender: Male
Religion: Congregational
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Moorhead
Occupation (when first elected): Staff, Moorhead State University

EDUCATION

Bemidji High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1943
University of Minnesota; M.A.; Physical Education, 1950

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Naval Air Reserve (30 years); 19?? to 19??
Military: United States Navy (World War II, 3 years); 194? to 194?
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Moorhead, Minnesota (City Council Alderman); 1963 to 1972 [Elected]
Municipal Mayor: Moorhead, Minnesota (City Mayor); 1972 to 1977 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Kay (married in 1949)
Children: Four children: Kari (daughter) (2 other daughters, 1 son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican endorsed candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota with John Johnson as Governor in the 1974 election.

He played football for the University of Minnesota.

He was the head fooball coach at Moorhead State University, 1960-1969. In 1969 he became athletic director.

He died of brain cancer at home in Moorhead, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minnesota. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1979-80.

Total Days Served: 2043

SESSIONS SERVED

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09A
Elected: 11/2/1982
Residence: Moorhead
Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 8/6/1984 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Professor, Moorhead State University
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Joint House/Senate Subcommittee on Libraries
  • Local and Urban Affairs
  • Local and Urban Affairs: Governmental Administration and Structures
  • Regulated Industries
  • Regulated Industries: Special Projects
Reason for unfinished term: Death
Session Notes: He died while in office on August 6, 1984. His last day on the House Floor was April 11, 1984.

72nd Legislative Session (1981-1982)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09A
Elected: 11/4/1980
Residence: Moorhead
Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Educator, Moorhead State University
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Education
  • Local and Urban Affairs
  • Local and Urban Affairs: Governmental Administration
  • Reapportionment and Elections
  • Reapportionment and Elections: Election Laws

71st Legislative Session (1979-1980)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09A
Elected: 11/7/1978
Residence: Moorhead
Term of Office: 1/3/1979 to 1/5/1981
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Staff, Moorhead State University
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Higher Education Division
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs: General Law and Veterans Affairs
  • Local and Urban Affairs
  • Local and Urban Affairs: Social, Economic and Physical Development
Session Notes: His margin of victory over David Beauchamp was only 26 votes so an automatic recount occurred. After the recount he was declared the winner by 26 votes.
Articles & Books About
Lind, Bob. "One Day at a Time (Kay Hoberg)." Fargo-Moorhead Forum, April 14, 1985.

"Dwaine Hoberg Rites Will Be Held Friday (Obituary)." St. Paul Dispatch, August 8, 1984.

"Moorhead Legislator Hoberg Dies at 58 (Obituary)." Minneapolis Star and Tribune, August 8, 1984, p. 8C.

"Rep. Dwaine Hoberg (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, August 8, 1984.

"Rep. Dwaine Hoberg (Obituary)." St. Paul Dispatch, August 7, 1984.

Jennings, David M. Memo Regarding Funeral Details for Rep. Hoberg. Minnesota House of Representatives, August 7, 1984.



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