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St. Onge, Douglas James "Doug"

House 1973-78 (District 4A); House 1983-84 (District 4A)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus

Counties Served:  Beltrami, Hubbard

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 2/14/1934
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 7/11/2021
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Doug
City of Residence (when first elected): Bemidji
Occupation (when first elected): Plumber, Owner of Plumbing Business

EDUCATION

Washington High School, Brainerd; Secondary; 1952
St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota; Attended College;
University of North Dakota; B.S.; Social Studies/American History/Government
Bemidji State University; Attended Graduate School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Theresa (Terre) Lizakowski (married on September 13, 1958)
Children: Six children: Benedict, Monica, Susanna, Rebecca, Paul, and Joseph
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.

His online obituary stated, "Some of his noted achievements and authored bills include: Teachers pension plans, the right for teachers to strike and for wait staff of restaurants to keep their own tips. He was instrumental in starting the RN program at BSU. He also obtained funding for the local PBS television programming in Bemidji, legislation to increase the state bicycle trail and the right for senior citizens to attend college classes free. Instrumental in passing the bill changing Bemidji Ave/ Highway 2, to State responsibility becoming Highway 97. Doug lobbied to keep the State Highway Department building and jobs in Bemidji. He was a big part of other bills that benefited this entire rural area." (Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home)

His funeral was held on July 15. 2021 at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Bemidji, Minnesota. He was buried at St. John's Abbey Cemetery in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 2927

SESSIONS SERVED

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04A
Elected: 11/2/1982
Residence: Bemidji
Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/7/1985
Counties Represented: Beltrami, Hubbard
Occupation: Plumber/Developer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations: Health, Welfare, and Corrections Division
  • Health and Welfare
  • Health and Welfare: Departmental Affairs
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Labor-Management Relations: Workers' Compensation Division
  • Regulated Industries
  • Regulated Industries: Beverage

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04A
Elected: 11/2/1976
Residence: Bemidji
Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/2/1979
Counties Represented: Beltrami, Hubbard
Occupation: Plumber
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations: Education Division
  • Higher Education
  • Labor-Management Relations

69th Legislative Session (1975-1976)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04A
Elected: 11/5/1974
Residence: Bemidji
Term of Office: 1/7/1975 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Beltrami, Hubbard
Occupation: Plumber
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Education
  • Higher Education
  • Labor-Management Relations

68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04A
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: Bemidji
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/6/1975
Counties Represented: Beltrami, Hubbard
Occupation: Plumber, Owner of Plumbing Business
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
Committees:
  • Education
  • Health and Welfare
  • Higher Education
  • Labor-Management Relations
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