Senate 1923-50 (District 62)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election
Beltrami, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Locomotive Engineer, Minnesota and International
Minnesota Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Bemidji, Minnesota (City Council, 2 years );
19?? to 19??
Anna Belle Swanson (married in 1899); Cassie Bertha Smith (second wife, married in 1913)
Five children (with his first wife): Raymond, Roy, Clarence, Harry, and John (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Irish ancestry.
He was born near Motley, Minnesota. He was said to be the first white child born in Cass County, Minnesota. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1923)
He moved to Bemidji, Minnesota in 1907. He moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1951.
He was a member of the Bemidji, Minnesota Masonic Lodge.
He died in the Northern Pacific Railroad Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.