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Carlson, Roy Carl

House 1975-76 (District 14A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Carlton, Chisago, Pine, St. Louis


Date of Birth: 5/4/1937
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 4/11/2011
Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Pine City
Occupation (when first elected): Carpenter/Former Industrial Education Teacher, 1965-1970


Robbinsdale High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1955
Minneapolis Vocational School; Vocational-Technical School; Carpentry Apprenticeship
Stout University; B.S.; Industrial Education, 1965
Bethel Seminary; Attended Graduate School; 2003-2004
Stout University; M.S.; Vocational Education, 1968


Military: United States Army Reserves (Germany); 1956 to 1959


Spouse: Married
Children: Five children: Connie, Sherri, Cary, Terri, and Mary
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He was of Swedish ancestry.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for the Minnesota Senate in the 1976 primary election. He lost to Florian Chmielewski.

He died at the Veterans Administration Hospital. His funeral was held at Calvary Baptist Church in Roseville, Minnesota. He was buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 728


69th Legislative Session (1975-1976)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 14A
Elected: 11/5/1974
Residence: Pine City
Term of Office: 1/7/1975 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Carlton, Chisago, Pine, St. Louis
Occupation: Carpenter/Former Industrial Education Teacher, 1965-1970
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Education
  • Judiciary
Articles & Books About
"Roy Carl Carlson (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 12, 2011.

"Roy Carl Carlson (Obituary)." Star Tribune, April 12, 2011, p. B6.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.