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Munn, Charles "Charlie"

House 1927-34 (District 36)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/17/1887
Birth Place: Maple Grove, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 1/31/1973
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Charlie
City of Residence (when first elected): Osseo
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Government: Maple Grove, Minnesota (Town Clerk, 10 years); 1??? to 1??? [Elected]
Municipal Government: Maple Grove, Minnesota (Constable, 11 years); 1??? to 1??? [Elected]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission; 01/08/1935 to 1941 [Elected]
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission: United States House of Representatives, Washington D.C. (Administrative Secretary to United States Representative William Gallager); 1944 to 1945
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission: United States House of Representatives, Washington D.C. (Administrative Secretary to United States Representative Roy Wier); 1948 to 1959

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mary
Children: Five children: Robert, Howard, and Gerald (sons); Marion and Kathryn (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was born on a farm. He moved to north Minneapolis, Minnesota after he retired.

He was elected to the Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission as a member of the Farmer-Labor Party in 1934.

In 1933, the "House speakership had been offered to Charles Munn, a Republican progressive from Osseo who had attended the March 1932 state Republican convention but who later supported and campaigned for [Gov. Floyd B.] Olson." (Gieske, Millard L. Minnesota Farmer-Laborism, 1979, p. 173)

"In 1926, Mr. Munn was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives. He originally caucused with the Conservatives, but later found the Farmer-Labor party to better reflect his principles and philosophy." ( Minnesota House of Representatives Memorial Service, April 19, 1973)

He ran unsuccessfully as the Minnesota Farmer-Labor party endorsed candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Congressional District 3 in the 1942 election.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement to run for the United States House of Representatives in Congressional District 3 in the 1944 election. He lost the endorsement to William James Gallagher.

He funeral was heald at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Osseo, Minnesota. He was buried in the church cemetery.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 2926

SESSIONS SERVED

48th Legislative Session (1933-1934)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 36
Elected: 11/8/1932
Residence: Osseo
Term of Office: 1/3/1933 to 1/7/1935
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Farm Owner and Operator
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "The Liberals have controlled the House only in 1933, 1937, 1955, 1957, 1959 and 1961." (Mitau, G. Theodore. Politics in Minnesota, 1970, p. 83.) "The House speakership had been offered to Charles Munn, a Republican progressive from Osseo who had attended the March 1932 state Republican convention but who later supported and campaigned for [Gov. Floyd B.] Olson." (Gieske, Millard L. Minnesota Farmer-Laborism, 1979, p. 173) He was elected to the Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission as a member of the Farmer-Labor Party in 1934. "In 1926, Mr. Munn was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives. He originally caucused with the Conservatives, but later found the Farmer-Labor party to better reflect his principles and philosophy." ( Minnesota House of Representatives Memorial Service, April 19, 1973)
Committees:
Leadership Position: Speaker of the House
Leadership Notes: "The Liberals have controlled the House only in 1933, 1937, 1955, 1957, 1959 and 1961." (Mitau, G. Theodore. Politics in Minnesota, 1970, p. 83.) "The House speakership had been offered to Charles Munn, a Republican progressive from Osseo who had attended the March 1932 state Republican convention but who later supported and campaigned for [Gov. Floyd B.] Olson." (Gieske, Millard L. Minnesota Farmer-Laborism, 1979, p. 173) He was elected to the Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission as a member of the Farmer-Labor Party in 1934.

47th Legislative Session (1931-1932)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 36
Elected: 11/4/1930
Residence: Osseo
Term of Office: 1/6/1931 to 1/2/1933
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Farm Owner and Operator
Party: Nonpartisan Election Party Notes: "In 1926, Mr. Munn was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives. He originally caucused with the Conservatives, but later found the Farmer-Labor party to better reflect his principles and philosophy." ( Minnesota House of Representatives Memorial Service, April 19, 1973)
Committees:
  • Aircraft and Airways
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Public Highways
  • State and County Fairs
  • Towns and Counties

46th Legislative Session (1929-1930)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 36
Elected: 11/6/1928
Residence: Osseo
Term of Office: 1/8/1929 to 1/5/1931
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election Party Notes: "In 1926, Mr. Munn was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives. He originally caucused with the Conservatives, but later found the Farmer-Labor party to better reflect his principles and philosophy." ( Minnesota House of Representatives Memorial Service, April 19, 1973)
Committees:
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Public Highways
  • Reapportionment
  • State and County Fairs
  • Towns and Counties

45th Legislative Session (1927-1928)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 36
Elected: 11/2/1926
Residence: Osseo
Term of Office: 1/4/1927 to 1/7/1929
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "In 1926, Mr. Munn was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives. He originally caucused with the Conservatives, but later found the Farmer-Labor party to better reflect his principles and philosophy." ( Minnesota House of Representatives Memorial Service, April 19, 1973)
Committees:
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Public Domain
  • Soldiers Home, State Bonus and Ex-Service Men
  • State and County Fairs
  • Temperance
  • Towns and Counties