Senate 1951-62 (District 24); Senate 1963-65 (District 22)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Editor and Publisher, Maynard News/Former Owner of Newspapers at Russel, Eden Valley and Albert Lea
Maynard Grade School; Elementary School;
Maynard High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1927
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Commission on the Problems of Mentally Retarded, Handicapped and Gifted Children;
19?? to 196?
Maynard, Minnesota (City Mayor);
19?? to 19??
Maynard, Minnesota (Clerk of School Board);
19?? to 19??
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission:
United States House of Representatives (Administrative Assistant to United States Representative Harold C. Hagen);
1942 to 1947
Sylvia Haugen (married in 1930)
One child: Sandra "Sandy" (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Senator Child died while in office. A tribute to him stated, "his last moment was spent in a Senate committee, speaking on an issue of fundamental importance defining his position and taking his stand. He collapsed before his speech was completed and he was dead before he arrived at the hospital."
The essay goes on to say that "the state of Minnesota paid special tribute to him by having his body lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol." (Minnesota Legislative Manual 1965-1966)
A Star Tribune article from 2001 stated, "He was a Farmer-Labor activist early in life but was a member of the Conservatie caucus as a senator." (Star Tribune, March 18, 2001)
He died of a heart attack at the Minnesota State Capitol while speaking to the Senate Education Committtee.
A March 9, 2001 Star Tribune article states that nine people had lain in state at the Capitol by 2001, but they failed to include Senator Child in the list.