Senate 1927-38 (District 25)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Printer/Editor, Willmar Tribune
Country Schools; Elementary School; A Few Early Years, Then Self-Taught
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota; Honorary Masters degree; Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota State Historical Society (President and Lifetime Member);
Willmar, Minnesota (3 terms);
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Willmar, Minnesota (Board of Education Member, several terms, President, 5 years);
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Minnie Nelson (married in 1894, she died around 1901); Widower; Julia Shellstrom (remarried in 1908, she died in 1947)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Swedish ancestry.
He came to New London, Minnesota in 1880.
"In the political realm he was one of the builders of the liberal movement in Minnesota..." (Minnesota Journal of the Senate, March 29, 1961, p. 1092)
He "was of liberal political philosophy." (Minnesota Journal of the Senate, March 29, 1961, p. 1091)
He ran unsuccessfully for Minnesota Governor.
King Gustav of Sweden conferred upon him Knighthood in the Order of Vasa.
He was a member of the Gustavus Adolphus College Board and the Augustana book concern director.
He was President of the Associated Press of Minnesota.
He died at home in Willmar, Minnesota.
He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. (Minnesota Journal of the Senate, March 29, 1961, p. 1092)
Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1937.