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Halvorson, Kittel

House 1887-88 (District 40)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/15/1846
Birth Place:
Birth County: Telemarken
Birth Country: Norway
Date of Death: 7/12/1936
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Brooten
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

Winchester Public Schools, Wisconsin; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, Company C, 1st Regiment (United States Civil War); 1863 to 186?
Judge: Minnesota (Justice of the Peace); 1870 to 1875
State Board/Commission/Council: Belgrade?, Minnesota (Board of Supervisors, Chair); 1870 to 1880
Municipal Government: North Fork, Minnesota (Township Assessor); 1880 to 1???
Municipal Government: Brooten?, Minnesota (Town Clerk); 1880 to 1891
U.S. Representative: 5th Congressional District, Minnesota; 03/04/1891 to 03/03/1893 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to the United States in 1848, with his parents. They settled in Wisconsin. He came to the area near Belgrade, Stearns County, Minnesota in November 1865.

He served as a Populist Party member of the United States Congress.

He was an alternate delegate to the People’s Party National Convention in 1896.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1892.

He died in Havana, North Dakota. He was buried in Big Grove Church Cemetery in North Fork Township near Brooten, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

25th Legislative Session (1887-1888)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 40
Elected: 11/2/1886
Residence: Brooten
Term of Office: 1/4/1887 to 1/7/1889
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Education
  • Railroads
Session Notes: He lived in North Fork Township, Minnesota.