Senate 1883-86 (District 45)
Party when first elected: Republican
Beltrami, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk
Date of Birth:
Pleasant Springs, Wisconsin
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: Not Reported
|Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Steenersen|
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Houston County Country Schools; Elementary School;
Rushford High School; Secondary;
Union College of Law, Chicago, Illinois; Law Degree; Law; Admitted to the Bar, 1878
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Crookston, Minnesota (City Attorney);
18?? to 1???
Polk County, Minnesota (Prosecuting Attorney);
1881 to 1883
9th Congressional District, Minnesota;
03/04/1903 to 03/03/1923
Mary Christofferson (married in 1878)
Two children: Clara N. and Benjamin G.
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Toensing, Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1883 and the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress list his last name as Steenerson. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1885 lists both Steenerson and Steenersen.
He was of Norwegian ancestry.
He came to Sheldon, Houston County, Minnesota in 1853, with his parents. He moved to Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota in 1880.
"Mr. Steenerson is a Republican..." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 54)
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1922.
He died in Crookston, Minnesota and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
He was a member of the Norwegian Lutheran Synod Church.
Relgion provided by Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897.