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Thorup, Stanley N. "Stan"

Senate 1971-72 (District 57); Senate 1973-74 (District 47)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Anoka, Ramsey


Date of Birth: 9/19/1929
Birth Place: Leal, North Dakota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/10/1997
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Stan
City of Residence (when first elected): Blaine
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer


Marshall High School, Minneapolis; Secondary; Graduate
Hamline University; B.A.;
William Mitchell College of Law; B.S.L.;
William Mitchell College of Law; LL.B.;


Judicial Administration: Minnesota Supreme Court (Law Clerk); 19?? to 19??
Military: United States Army; 19?? to 19??
Municipal Board/Commission: Blaine, Minnesota (Charter Commission, Chair); 19?? to 19??
Judge: Blaine and Spring Lake Park, Minnesota (Municipal Judge); 1962 to 1968
Judge: Anoka County District Court, Minnesota (District Court Judge, Appointed by Governor Wendell Anderson); 07/01/1974 to 07/1997 [Appointed]


Spouse: Bernadette Mohawk
Children: Four children: Patricia (daughter); Bradley, Jeffrey, and Brian (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


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

He was a golf professional and a member of the Metropolitan Jazz Quartet.

He died from a heart attack at his cabin on Lake Margaret in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 1271


68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 47
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: Blaine
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 6/28/1974 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Anoka
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus
  • Finance
  • Finance: Welfare and Corrections
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Criminal Law and Correction (Chair)
  • Judiciary: Judiciary
  • Labor and Commerce
  • Labor and Commerce: Labor (Chair)
Reason for unfinished term: Appointed to other office
Session Notes: He was appointed District Court Judge in Anoka County by Governor Wendell Anderson.

67th Legislative Session (1971-1972)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 57
Elected: 11/3/1970
Residence: Blaine
Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
  • Education
  • Judiciary
  • Local Government
  • Urban Affairs
Articles & Books About
"Stanley Thorup, Ex-Judge, Senator, Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 11, 1997.

Chanen, David. "Stanley Thorup, Former State Senator, Anoka County Judge (Obituary)." Star Tribune, September 11, 1997.

Dornfeld, Steven. "Thorup Named Judge by Governor; Krieger Will Run for Judgeship." Minneapolis Tribune, June 27, 1974.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.