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Anderson, Gustav Adolph "G.A., Oddie"

House 1953-56 (District 48)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Stevens

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/7/1893
Birth Place: Minnesota
Birth County: Stevens
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 4/7/1983
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: G.A., Oddie
City of Residence (when first elected): Morris
Occupation (when first elected): Stock and Grain Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Army (World War I); 191? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Widower (when first elected); Charis (married on December 4, 1954)
Children: Three children: Clayton and Richard (sons), Beverly (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He "was a former chairman of the Stevens County DFL." ("Ex-Legislator G.A. Anderson." St. Paul Dispatch, April 8, 1983)

His funeral was held at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris, Minnesota. He was buried in Vinger Cemetery in Donnelly, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

59th Legislative Session (1955-1956)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Morris
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/7/1957
Counties Represented: Stevens
Occupation: Stock and Grain Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: He "was a former chairman of the Stevens County DFL." ("Ex-Legislator G.A. Anderson." St. Paul Dispatch, April 8, 1983)
Committees:
  • Cooperatives
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • Engrossment and Enrollment (Chair)
  • Game and Fish
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Welfare

58th Legislative Session (1953-1954)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48
Elected: 11/5/1952
Residence: Morris
Term of Office: 1/6/1953 to 1/3/1955
Counties Represented: Stevens
Occupation: Stock and Grain Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: He "was a former chairman of the Stevens County DFL." ("Ex-Legislator G.A. Anderson." St. Paul Dispatch, April 8, 1983)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Cooperatives
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • Game and Fish
  • Veterans and Military Affairs
Session Notes: Al F. Riedner was involved in a contested election with Gustav Adolph Anderson after the 1952 election. Gustav Adolph Anderson was determined to be the winner.
Articles & Books About
"G.A. Anderson (Obituary)." Star Tribune, April 9, 1983.

"G.A. Anderson Rites Monday (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 9, 1983.

"Ex-Legislator G.A. Anderson (Obituary)." St. Paul Dispatch, April 8, 1983.

Contested Election Reimbursement Resolutions. Minnesota Journal of the House, April 20, 1953, p. 2536-2537.


Archive Collections
Anderson, Gustav Adolph "Oddie". Papers, 1953-1955 - Available in the West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center's Collection at the University of Minnesota, Morris, Briggs Library.