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Ferderer, Sr., Robert Joel "Bob"

House 1973-74 (District 64A)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Ramsey


Date of Birth: 6/3/1934
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 12/30/2009
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Bob
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Marketing Communications Manager, 3M


Johnson High School, St. Paul; Secondary; Graduate, 1952
St. Catherine's University, St. Paul; Postsecondary; Theology and Spirituality Classes, After He Left Office
College of St. Thomas; B.A.; Political Science, 1956
University of Minnesota; Attended Graduate School;
University of St. Thomas; M.A.; Counseling and Psychology, After He Left Office


State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement; 19?? to 19??
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Governor's Commission on Crime Prevention and Control (Deputy Director); 19?? to 19??
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service/ServeMinnesota Commission; 200? to 200?
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Board of Medical Practice; 06/2000 to 20??


Spouse: Geraldine "Gerry" (married around 1957)
Children: Four children: Robert Joel Jr., Peter, and Andrew (sons); Beth (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He ran for Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota in 1970.

His obituary lists him as an Independent Republican.

He died of complications related to Parkinson's and other diseases at Woodlyn Heights Health Care Center in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. His funeral was held, on January 2, 2010, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 735


68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 64A
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/6/1975
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Marketing Communications Manager, 3M
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
  • City Government
  • Crime Prevention and Corrections
  • Governmental Operations
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
Articles & Books About
Harlow, Tim. "Robert Ferderer was Driven to Do Good Works (News Obituary)." Star Tribune, January 6, 2010, p. B6.

"Ferderer, Robert Joel (Obituary)." Star Tribune, January 1, 2010, p. B6.

These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

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