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Thorson, Theodore Winton "Ted"

House 1985-86 (District 4A)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Beltrami, Hubbard

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/17/1922
Birth Place: Crookston, Minnesota
Birth County: Polk
Birth Country:
Date of Death: 10/29/2018
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Ted
City of Residence (when first elected): Bemidji
Occupation (when first elected): Retired Music Professor

EDUCATION

Crookston Public Schools; Secondary; 1940
University of North Dakota; Attended College; 1948
University of Minnesota; Masters Degree; Instrumental Music Education
Northwestern University; Ph.D.; Music Education

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Marine Air Corps (Pilot in World War II); 1942 to ?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Margaret Anderson (married around 1948)
Children: Seven children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He is inurned at Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery, Little Falls, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

74th Legislative Session (1985-1986)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04A
Elected: 11/6/1984
Residence: Bemidji
Term of Office: 1/8/1985 to 1/5/1987
Counties Represented: Beltrami, Hubbard
Occupation: Retired Music Professor
Party: Independent Republican
Committees:
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Commerce and Economic Development: Small Business, Economic Development and Tourism (Chair)
  • Crime and Family Law
  • Crime and Family Law: Family Law
  • Education
  • Education: Higher Education Division
  • Education: Joint Senate/House Subcommittee on Libraries (Chair)
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs: Firearms (Chair)
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs: Veterans Affairs
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