House 1949-66 (District 15)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
Clan William, Manitoba
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Builder; Partner, Carlstrom Construction Company/Former Chemistry Teacher, Renville and Willmar Schools
Gustavus Adolphus Academy, St. Peter, Minnesota; Secondary; Graduate, 1930
University of Minnesota; B.S.; Agriculture Education, Summa Cum Laude, 1936
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Renville County, Minnesota (County Agricultural Agent);
19?? to 194?
United States Army, 45th Infantry Division (World War II; Italy, France, Germany, and North Africa; Combat Infantryman, Purple Heart Recipient);
194? to 19??
Minnesota Department of Public Health (Southern Minnesota Regional Director);
1965 to 1975
Mary (married around 1938)
Three children: Judy and Jean K. (daughters), Scott (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was "one of the band of younger house conservatives with a streak of liberal Republicanism woven through his thinking." ("Harold R. Anderson, 77, Former State Lawmaker." St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 13, 1990)
He was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He was a member of the Masons, Lions, Elks, and 4-H Club.
He died of cancer at home in North Mankato, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Belgrade Avenue Methodist Church in North Mankato, Minnesota. He is buried at Woodland Hills Memorial Park, Mankato, Minnesota.
Religion provided by a 1956 or 1957 newspaper article and his obituary.