Senate 1947-58 (District 49)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Lawyer/Owner and Operator of Sheep Ranch and Stock Farm
Hawley High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1918
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota; B.A.; 1923
George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C.; LL.B.; 1929; Admitted to the Minnesota Bar, 1929
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Army (World War I);
191? to 19??
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission:
United States House of Representatives (Secretary to His Father, United States Representative Knud Wefald);
1923 to 1927
Hawley, Minnesota (Village Attorney);
1931 to 1974
Hawley, Minnesota (City Mayor);
1934 to 193?
Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners;
1936 to 1944
Minnesota Historical Society, Honorary Executive Council (Named a Life Member in 1988);
1988 to 1991
Verna M. Ellingson (married on November 22, 1924)
Four children: Knut Magnus Jr., Harold Ellingson, and Martin Skree (sons); Verna Marguerite (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Knud Magnus Wefald
He was of Norwegian ancestry.
He is listed as a Republican in Who's Who in Minnesota, 1958.
He died at St. John's Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. His funeral was held at the Hawley Lutheran Church in Minnesota. He was buried in the Hawley Cemetery.
Religion provided by Who's Who in Minnesota, 1958 and his obituary.