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Ohnstad, Michas M. "Mike"

House 1973-74 (District 19A)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Anoka, Chisago, Isanti


Date of Birth: 8/14/1926
Birth Place: Hinckley, Minnesota
Birth County: Pine
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Mike
City of Residence (when first elected): Stacy
Occupation (when first elected): Teacher/Clergyman/Social Worker


Hinckley High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1944
Minnesota School of Business; Postsecondary; Graduate, 1948
Rutgers University; Attended College; School of Alcohol Studies
University of Utah; Attended College; School of Alcohol Studies
Texas Christian University; Attended College;
Uppsala University, Sweden; Attended College;
Augustana College; B.A.; 1952
Western Kentucky University; B.A.; 1951
Lutheran Theological Seminary; M.Div.; Master of Divinity, Ordained 1956


Military: United States Army (World War II, Pacific Theatre of Operations-Cabanatuan, Luzon, the Philippines, Yokohoma, Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Commission, and Tokyo, Japan: General MacArthur's Headquarters); 01/04/1945 to 01/11/1947
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Veterans Homes Board (Appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich and Governor Arne Carlson); 198? to 19?? [Appointed]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson); 199? to 199? [Appointed]


Spouse: Alma
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He served as the Director of Rehabilitation, and the State of Minnesota National Chaplain for the American Legion.

Religion provided by the member.

Total Days Served: 735


68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 19A
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: Stacy
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/6/1975
Counties Represented: Anoka, Chisago, Isanti
Occupation: Teacher/Clergyman/Social Worker
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
  • Crime Prevention and Corrections
  • Education
  • Health and Welfare
  • Labor-Management Relations
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