House 1947-50 (District 60)
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):
Newspaperman/Advertising Agent/Radio Commentator
Hibbing High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1946
Hibbing Junior College; Junior College/Community College;
Marquette University; Attended College;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Air Force, 1391st (World War II, Served Overseas, Civilian Expediter);
194? to 194?
Metropolitan Airports Commission, Minnesota;
05/15/1996 to 01/2004
Single (when first elected); Dolores Mae Casagrande (married on January 8, 1949, while in office)
Six children: Patricia "Patty", Mary Kay, Barbara Jean, and Margaret (daughters); James "Jim," and Thomas Carl (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Carl Mario D'Aquila was 22 when elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1946, the youngest known person elected to the Minnesota Legislature at that time. Thaddeus "Tad" Jude replaced him as the youngest known person elected to the Minnesota Legislature. When he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1972 he was 20 years old and turned 21 in December before being sworn in to office in January 1973. R. Carlisle Burdick, was 21 when he served in the 1856 Minnesota Territorial House of Representatives. He was the youngest known person to be elected to the Minnesota Territorial Legislative Assembly.
He was of Italian ancestry.
He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in 1962.
"A Republican among liberal Iron Rangers..." (St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 11, 2005)
He died of adrenal cancer, at home, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing, Minnesota. He was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Religion provided by his obituary.