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Kofstad, Olean E. "O.E."

House 1937-38 (District 6); House 1943-44 (District 6)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Freeborn

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/24/1896
Birth Place: New Richland, Minnesota
Birth County: Waseca
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: O.E.
City of Residence (when first elected): Albert Lea
Occupation (when first elected): Insurance Agent/Former Teacher; Waukesha, Wisconsin

EDUCATION

New Richland High School; Secondary;
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Farmer-Labor Party. He served as Secretary of the Freeborn Farmer-Labor Association. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1937)

He had been the Commander of Post 262, Disabled Veterans of World War; Resthaven, Wisconsin.

Total Days Served: 1456

SESSIONS SERVED

53rd Legislative Session (1943-1944)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 06
Elected: 11/3/1942
Residence: Albert Lea
Term of Office: 1/5/1943 to 1/1/1945
Counties Represented: Freeborn
Occupation: Red Cross Instrutor
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: He served as Secretary of the Freeborn Farmer-Labor Association. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1937)
Committees:
  • Civilian Defense, Veterans and Military Affairs
  • Cooperatives
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Health
  • Reapportionment

50th Legislative Session (1937-1938)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 06
Elected: 11/3/1936
Residence: Albert Lea
Term of Office: 1/5/1937 to 1/2/1939
Counties Represented: Freeborn
Occupation: Insurance Agent/Former Teacher; Waukesha, Wisconsin
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: He served as Secretary of the Freeborn Farmer-Labor Association. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1937)
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Civil Administration
  • Commerce, Manufacture and Retail Trade
  • Insurance
  • Public Domain
  • Public Health and Hospitals
  • Soldiers Home, State Bonus and Ex-Service Men
  • Telephones and Telegraphs
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