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Ericson, George E. "G.E."

House 1951-54 (District 52)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Cass

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/8/1902
Birth Place: Argyle, Minnesota
Birth County: Marshall
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/30/1980
Gender: Male
Religion: United Church of Christ
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: G.E.
City of Residence (when first elected): Pequot Lakes
Occupation (when first elected): Owner and Operator, Dairy and Sheep Farm

EDUCATION

Spooner Public Schools; Elementary School;
Baudette High School; Secondary; Graduate
U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut; Postsecondary;
University of Minnesota; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: Minnesota (Town Board, Chair); 19?? to 19??
State Agency: Minnesota (Forest Ranger); 1926 to 1946

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ruth Strathern
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1969.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in a contested 1956 election with Seth R. Phillips. Neither one was seated on the first day of the 1957 Session. After an investigation by the House, the seat was declared vacant and a special election was held. Robert Renner won the special election.

His funeral was held at Cherokee Park United Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was buried in Pine Bend Cemetery in Rosemount, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

58th Legislative Session (1953-1954)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 52
Elected: 11/5/1952
Residence: Pequot Lakes
Term of Office: 1/6/1953 to 1/3/1955
Counties Represented: Cass
Occupation: Owner and Operator, Dairy and Sheep Farm
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Game and Fish
  • Highways
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Reforestation
  • Welfare

57th Legislative Session (1951-1952)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 52
Elected: 11/7/1950
Residence: Pequot Lakes
Term of Office: 1/2/1951 to 1/5/1953
Counties Represented: Cass
Occupation: Owner and Operator, Dairy and Sheep Farm
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Elections
  • Game and Fish
  • Public Domain
  • Welfare
Articles & Books About
"Funeral Services Saturday for Ex-Rep. G.E. Ericson (Obituary)." St. Paul Dispatch, October 1, 1980.

Phillips v. Ericson (1956), Minnesota Journal of the House, 1957. - Cover sheet and various pages from the Minnesota Journal of the House, 1957 related to the contested 1956 election.