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Levin, Sr., John I. "John L."

House 1917-22 (District 42)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/14/1884
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 11/8/1981
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: John L.
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Practicing Attorney

EDUCATION

Public Schools; At Least Elementary School;
St. Paul College of Law; Law Degree; 1911

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Reforestation Commission (Executive Secretary); 1927 to 1929
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Chief Clerk of the House); 1927 to 1932
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Governor's Land Utilization Committee (Appointed by Governor Floyd Olson); 1932 to 19?? [Appointed]
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Chief Clerk of the House); 1935 to 1936

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Laura A. Johnson
Children: Two children: John Jr., and Donald (he was Mayor of Dellwood, Minnesota) (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

The Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1917 and 1921 list his middle initial as L. The Minnesota Journal of the House, 1921 and 1917, the St. Paul Dispatch, November 10, 1981, the Minneapolis Tribune, November 11, 1981, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1981 list I.; Toensing lists I.?.

He was of Swedish ancestry.

He ran unsuccessfully for Ramsey County, Minnesota District Court Judge in the 1940 election.

He was a founder and member of the Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity's Ramsey County chapter. He was a member of the Junior Pioneers and Optimist Club.

His funeral was held at Johnston-Dampier Funeral Home in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was buried in St. Paul's Union Cemetery.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

42nd Legislative Session (1921-1922)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42
Elected: 11/2/1920
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/4/1921 to 1/1/1923
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Practicing Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Cities
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Public Health and Hospitals
  • Rules
  • Workmens Compensation (Chair)

41st Legislative Session (1919-1920)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42
Elected: 11/5/1918
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/7/1919 to 1/3/1921
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Practicing Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Board of Control and Public Buildings
  • Cities of the First Class (Chair)
  • Commerce, Manufacture and Retail Trade
  • Corporations
  • Judiciary
  • Public Welfare and Health

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42
Elected: 11/7/1916
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/2/1917 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Practicing Attorney
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Corporations Other Than Municipal
  • Elections
  • General Legislation
  • Judiciary
  • Public Accounts and Expenditures
  • State Normal Schools
  • Workmens Compensation
Articles & Books About
"John I. Levin (Obituary)." Minneapolis Tribune, November 11, 1981

"Attorney John I. Levin, 96, Ex-Legislator (Obituary)." St. Paul Dispatch, November 10, 1981.

"Lawyer, Ex-Legislator John Levin, 96, Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1981.