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Gunter, Clarence L. "Shorty, C.L."

House 1977-78 (District 21A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Kandiyohi

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/22/1908
Birth Place: Clara City, Minnesota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/23/1990
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Shorty, C.L.
City of Residence (when first elected): Raymond
Occupation (when first elected): Independent Grain Buyer, Fertilizer Dealer, and Seed and Feed/Owner and Operator, Gunter Elevator Company/Formerly Taught School, 7 years

EDUCATION

St. Mary's Boarding School, Bird Island, Minnesota; Secondary;
St. Cloud Teachers College; College Graduate; 1931

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: Raymond, Minnesota (School Board Member, 27 years); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Dorothy
Children: Four children: Renee (daughter); Michael, Patrick, and Timothy (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Eagles, Lion's Club, and Sportsman's Club.

He died of cancer at home in Raymond, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raymond, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1977-78.

Total Days Served: 729

SESSIONS SERVED

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21A
Elected: 11/2/1976
Residence: Raymond
Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/2/1979
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi
Occupation: Independent Grain Buyer, Fertilizer Dealer, and Seed and Feed/Owner and Operator, Gunter Elevator Company/Formerly Taught School, 7 years
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Labor-Management Relations
Articles & Books About
"Clarence Gunter, Former Legislator (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 26, 1990.

"Ex-Legislator, Grain Elevator Owner C.L. Gunter Dies (Obituary)." Star Tribune, February 25, 1990.



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