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Burtness, Carl S.

House 1943-50 (District 1)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Houston

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/30/1882
Birth Place: Wilmington Township, Minnesota
Birth County: Houston
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 4/22/1954
Gender: Male
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Caledonia
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Secretary, Wilmington Mutual Insurance Co.

EDUCATION

Breckenridge Institute, Decorah, Iowa; At Least Elementary School;
University of Minnesota, Farm School; Attended College; 1903-1904

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Wilmington Township, Minnesota (Town Clerk, 21 years); 1??? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Marie Louise Hallen (married on February 18, 1930; she died around August 7, 1933); Widower (while in office)
Children: One child: (died as an infant, before he served)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Norwegian ancestry.

He was buried in the Wilmington Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in Wilmington Township, Houston County, Minnesota.

Religion provided by History of Houston County Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 2919

SESSIONS SERVED

56th Legislative Session (1949-1950)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01
Elected: 11/2/1948
Residence: Caledonia
Term of Office: 1/4/1949 to 1/1/1951
Counties Represented: Houston
Occupation: Farmer/Secretary, Wilmington Mutual Insurance Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Markets and Marketing (Chair)
  • Taxes
  • Temperance and Liquor Control

55th Legislative Session (1947-1948)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01
Elected: 11/5/1946
Residence: Caledonia
Term of Office: 1/7/1947 to 1/3/1949
Counties Represented: Houston
Occupation: Farmer/Secretary, Wilmington Mutual Insurance Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Appropriations
  • Employees Compensation
  • Temperance and Liquor Control

54th Legislative Session (1945-1946)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01
Elected: 11/7/1944
Residence: Caledonia
Term of Office: 1/2/1945 to 1/6/1947
Counties Represented: Houston
Occupation: Farmer/Secretary, Wilmington Mutual Insurance Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Appropriations
  • Towns and Counties
  • Transportation

53rd Legislative Session (1943-1944)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01
Elected: 11/3/1942
Residence: Caledonia
Term of Office: 1/5/1943 to 1/1/1945
Counties Represented: Houston
Occupation: Farmer/Secretary, Wilmington Mutual Insurance Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Appropriations
  • Commercial Transportation
  • Temperance and Liquor Control