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Johnson, Oscar L. "O.L."

House 1943-48 (District 54); House 1955-58 (District 54)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Aitkin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/5/1889
Birth Place: Estherville, Iowa
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 11/7/1977
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: O.L.
City of Residence (when first elected): McGregor
Occupation (when first elected): Funeral Director and Founder; Johnson Funeral Home, McGregor/Manager, Telephone Company

EDUCATION

High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; Attended College; Embalming

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Board of Education (33 years); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children: Three children: Clyde, Warren, and Richard (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Minnesota in 1901.

He was a member of the Masons.

He died at the Aitkin Community Hospital in Aitkin, Minnesota. His funeral was held at the Holy Family Catholic Parish Hall in McGregor, Minnesota. He was buried in Woodland Cemetery in McGregor, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 3654

SESSIONS SERVED

60th Legislative Session (1957-1958)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 54
Elected: 11/6/1956
Residence: McGregor
Term of Office: 1/8/1957 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Aitkin
Occupation: President, Pineland Telephone Company/Funeral Director and Founder; Johnson Funeral Home, McGregor
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Commerce, Manufacturing and Retail Trade
  • Education
  • Game and Fish
  • Public Domain

59th Legislative Session (1955-1956)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 54
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: McGregor
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/7/1957
Counties Represented: Aitkin
Occupation: Funeral Director and Founder; Johnson Funeral Home, McGregor
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Commerce, Manufacturing and Retail Trade
  • Education
  • Game and Fish
  • Public Domain
  • Reforestation

55th Legislative Session (1947-1948)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 54
Elected: 11/5/1946
Residence: McGregor
Term of Office: 1/7/1947 to 1/3/1949
Counties Represented: Aitkin
Occupation: Funeral Director and Founder; Johnson Funeral Home, McGregor/Manager, Telephone Company
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Communications
  • Conservation
  • Towns and Counties

54th Legislative Session (1945-1946)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 54
Elected: 11/7/1944
Residence: McGregor
Term of Office: 1/2/1945 to 1/6/1947
Counties Represented: Aitkin
Occupation: Funeral Director and Founder; Johnson Funeral Home, McGregor/Manager, Telephone Company
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Education
  • Employees Compensation
  • Public Domain

53rd Legislative Session (1943-1944)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 54
Elected: 11/3/1942
Residence: McGregor
Term of Office: 1/5/1943 to 1/1/1945
Counties Represented: Aitkin
Occupation: Funeral Director and Founder; Johnson Funeral Home, McGregor/Manager, Telephone Company
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Education
  • Game and Fish
  • Public Domain
  • Reapportionment
  • Towns and Counties
Articles & Books About
"Ex-State Legislator Dies at 88 (Obituary)." Minneapolis Tribune, November 8, 1977.

"Oscar L. Johnson is Dead at Age 88 (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 8, 1977.