Senate 1955-62 (District 29)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Attorney, Firm of Larson, Loevinger, Lindquist, Freeman and Fraser
Minneapolis Public Schools; Secondary;
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; B.A.; Minneapolis Campus, 1944
University of Minnesota, Law School; LL.B.; Law, 1948; Admitted to the Bar, 1948
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Naval R.O.T.C. Program;
19?? to 19??
United States Navy (World War II, Pacific Theater, Radar Officer);
1944 to 1946
5th Congressional District, Minnesota;
01/03/1963 to 01/03/1979
Minneapolis, Minnesota (City Mayor);
01/1980 to 1993
Arvonne Fraser (married in 1950)
Six children: Tom, Mary, John, Lois, Anne, Jean
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1978.
He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Laborite Party.
He worked on Hubert H. Humphrey's 1948 race for U.S. Senate.
"At 14 years in office, Fraser holds the mark as the longest-serving mayor in the history of the City of Lakes and his 5th Congressional District tenure sandwiched in between Republican Walter Judd (1943-1963) and DFLer Martin Sabo (1979-2007) comprised a 64-year period in which Minneapolis was represented by only three different congressmen." (Dr. Eric J. Ostermeier, Smart Politics blog, June 3, 2019)