Senate 1955-62 (District 7); Senate 1963-72 (District 10)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Bricelyn High School; Secondary; Graduate
Alice "Olive" Olsen (married on June 12, 1930; she died on November 26, 1970); Widower
Three children: James and Larry (sons), Marilyn (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Norwegian ancestry.He was born and raised on a farm."Dad was a lifelong Republican, but the Democrats were his friends." (Anderson, Larry. "Now There Are Only Memories. Goodbye Grandpa." Faribault County Register, February 3, 1992)He died at St. Luke's Lutheran Home in Blue Earth, Minnesota. His funeral was held on January 30, 1992 at United Lutheran Church in Frost, Minnesota. He was buried in the church cemetery.He was a member of Frost United Lutheran Church in Frost, Minnesota.Religion provided by the Minnesota State University, Mankato-Library Archives and Historical Center.