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Chirhart, Oliver

House 1919-20 (District 45)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Benton, Sherburne

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/16/1875
Birth Place: Brockway Township, Minnesota
Birth County: Stearns
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 11/22/1962
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Sauk Rapids
Occupation (when first elected): Real Estate/Insurance/Former Banking Business/Former Mercantile Business/Former Teacher; Brockway Township, 8 years

EDUCATION

Stearns County Common Schools; Elementary School; 8th Grade

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judge: Stearns and Benton Counties, Minnesota (Justice of the Peace, Held the Office a Number of Times in Both Counties); 1897 to 1??? [Elected]
Municipal Mayor: Rice, Minnesota; 1910 to 1910
Municipal Mayor: Rice, Minnesota; 1914 to 1914
Municipal Mayor: Sauk Rapids, Minnesota; 1916 to 1917
Municipal Mayor: Rice, Minnesota; 1928 to 1928
Judge: St. Cloud, Minnesota (Justice of the Peace); 1940 to 1952 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mary Lahr (married on September 19, 1899)
Children: Nine children: Emma, Anna (died in infancy), Alfred (died in infancy), Theresa, Ambrose, Leonard, Herbert, Aloysius, and Geraldine
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

His funeral was held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He was buried in Assumption Cemetery in Stearns County, Minnesota.

Family member names provided by his granddaughter.

Religion provided by his granddaughter.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

41st Legislative Session (1919-1920)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 45
Elected: 11/5/1918
Residence: Sauk Rapids
Term of Office: 1/7/1919 to 1/3/1921
Counties Represented: Benton, Sherburne
Occupation: Real Estate/Insurance/Former Banking Business/Former Mercantile Business/Former Teacher; Brockway Township, 8 years
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Corporations
  • Insurance
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Public Utilities
Articles & Books About
"Meet the Candidates for St. Cloud City Offices." St. Cloud Times, February 28, 1944.