House 1987-92 (District 55A); House 1993-98 (District 51B)
Party when first elected: Independent Republican
Date of Birth:
Saint Peter, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Bethany Lutheran High School, Mankato; Secondary; Graduate, 1963
Gustavus Adolphus College; B.S.; Business Administration and Political Science
William Mitchell College of Law; J.D.; 1971
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Washington County, Minnesota (Senior Assistant County Attorney);
1975 to 19??
10th Judicial District Court, Pine City, Minnesota (Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson);
12/19/1997 to ?
Two children: Gregory "Greg" (killed in a car accident in 1989 by an underage drunk driver), and Kirk (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Oscar A. Swenson
- Great Grandfather
Carl L. Swenson
- Great Uncle
- Great Great Uncle
He had Norwegian ancestry.
He was raised on a dairy farm. His father died when he was nine months old.
He died from complications due to chronic myelogenous leukemia at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Hosanna Luthern Church in Forest Lake, Minnesota.
He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Forest Lake, Minnesota.
Religion provided by his obituary and a newspaper article.