House 1909-12 (District 33)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Carleton Academy; Secondary; 1898
Columbia University, New York; A.M.; 1904
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota; A.B.; 1902
University of Minnesota, Law School; LL.B.; 1905
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
State Lieutenant Governor:
01/07/1913 to 12/30/1915
Minnesota (He was First Appointed, Then Elected in the 1916 Election);
12/30/1915 to 01/05/1921
State Attorney General:
01/02/1939 to 01/1955
Mary Louise Cross Burnquist (married January 1, 1906)
Four children: John McLean, Mary Louise, Ruth Mabel, and Rowland Joseph
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Swedish ancestry.
He became Governor of Minnesota when Winfield S. Hammond died while in that office.
He was a member of Phi Betta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, and Order of Coif.