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Perlt, Jr., Walter E. "Walt"

House 1993-96 (District 57A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Ramsey, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1927
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/23/2002
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Walt
City of Residence (when first elected): Woodbury
Occupation (when first elected): Retired Chief of Enforcement for Liquor Control, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

EDUCATION

Hamline University; B.A.; Sociology

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Agency: Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Liquor Control (Chief of Enforcement, 38 years); 195? to 199?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Louise "Dodie" M.
Children: Two children: Paul (son, he died in a Coast Guard flying accident in 1990, before his dad served), Lisa (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Woodbury, Minnesota in 1968.

He suffered from arthritis.

He was a member of the Lions Club.

He died from a heart attack at home. His funeral was on September 27, 2002 at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury, Minnesota. He was buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 57A
Elected: 11/8/1994
Residence: Woodbury
Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Retired Chief of Enforcement for Liquor Control, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce, Tourism and Consumer Affairs
  • Commerce, Tourism and Consumer Affairs: Real Estate and Commerce (Chair)
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Administrative Rules
  • Governmental Operations: Gambling Division
  • Governmental Operations: State Government Finance Division
  • Labor-Management Relations

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 57A
Elected: 11/3/1992
Residence: Woodbury
Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/2/1995
Counties Represented: Ramsey, Washington
Occupation: Retired Chief of Enforcement for Liquor Control, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Commerce and Economic Development: Consumer Protection
  • Commerce and Economic Development: Occupational Licensing (Chair)
  • Commerce and Economic Development: Real Estate and Commerce
  • Commerce and Economic Development: Tourism and Small Business Division
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Civil Law
  • Judiciary: Data Privacy
  • Judiciary: Judiciary Finance Division
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Labor-Management Relations: Unemployment and Workers' Compensation
Articles & Books About
Hahn, Trudi. "Walter Perlt, 2-Term State Legislator, Dies (Obituary)." Star Tribune, September 27, 2002, p. B6.

"Perlt, Walter E., Jr. (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 26, 2002.

Arginteanu, Judy. "Former Legislator Walt Perlt, 75, of Woodbury (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 25, 2002.

Healy, Nick. "Lawmaker's Consistent Theme: Control State Spending." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 29, 1996, p. 21.

Peterson, Joyce. "Perlt Runs on Shoe Leather in His Race for the House." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 5, 1993, p. 17.



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