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.
Religion provided by a 1956 or 1957 newspaper article and his obituary.