Senate 1939-46 (District 23)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election
Date of Birth:
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Engaged in the Practice of Law
Country Schools; Elementary School;
Hastings High School; Secondary; Graduate
Lindstrom High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1920
Minnesota College of Law; Law Degree; 1925; Admitted to Practice, August 1925
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Fairfax, Minnesota (Village Attorney);
United States Navy (World War II, Supply Corps, Lieutenant);
05/1943 to 19??
Vivian (she died, with him, in a car accident on October 21, 1951)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Fred Kelton Gage, Jr.
Toensing lists his death year as 1951. His obituary in the Star Tribune lists October 21, 1951. The Minnesota Journal of the Senate, April 8, 1953; and the Minnesota Legislative Manual list 1852.
He was raised on a farm.
He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity.
"He was an unsuccessful candidate for the office of Hennepin county attorney in 1950. He was also a candidate for alderman of the second ward in Minneapolis in 1947." Star Tribune, October 22, 1951, p. 19)
He and his wife were killed in an automobile accident. His funeral was held at Como Avenue Congregational church and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park cemetery.
He was a member of the Como Avenue Congregational Church.
Religion provided by his memorial on the Senate Floor.