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Opdahl, Ole I.

House 1903-06 (District 9)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Freeborn

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/5/1852
Birth Place: Tysnes
Birth County:
Birth Country: Norway
Date of Death: 5/24/1920
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Mansfield
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Mansfield, Minnesota (Held Various Town Offices); 1??? to 1???
School Board/Administration: Mansfield, Minnesota (Held Various School Offices); 1??? to 1???
County Board/Commissioner: Freeborn County, Minnesota (Board of County Commissioners, Member, 8 years); 1892 to 1900

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Widower when elected (his wife Bretha died in 1902)
Children: Thirteen children: Louis, Ingeborg (Belle), Guri, Iver, David, Anna, Martha, Nora, Olina (Lina), Oscar, Henry, Bretha, Albert
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Bud B. Nornes  - Great Grandson

GENERAL NOTES

He sailed from Bergen, Norway on May 9, 1864. He moved to Nunda Township, Minnesota in the spring of 1865.



Map of Mansfield
Mansfield, MN
Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

34th Legislative Session (1905-1906)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09
Elected: 11/8/1904
Residence: Mansfield
Term of Office: 1/3/1905 to 1/7/1907
Counties Represented: Freeborn
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Drainage
  • Grain and Warehouse
  • Legislative Expenses
  • State Public School (Chair)

33rd Legislative Session (1903-1904)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09
Elected: 11/4/1902
Residence: Mansfield
Term of Office: 1/6/1903 to 1/2/1905
Counties Represented: Freeborn
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Drainage
  • Grain and Warehouse
  • Immigration
  • School for Defectives
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