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Hartkopf, Sr., Baldwin H. "Baldie"

House 1935-40 (District 36)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/24/1892
Birth Place: Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/25/1991
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Baldie
City of Residence (when first elected): Osseo
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

EDUCATION

Hennepin County Public Schools; Elementary School; One Room Schoolhouse
Coulter School; Elementary School;
District 43 School, Osseo, Minnesota; Secondary;
University of Minnesota, School of Agriculture; College Graduate; 1910

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: District 27, Minnesota (Coulter School Board Member); 1928 to 1934 [Appointed]
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Index Clerk); 1945 to 1953
Municipal Board/Commission: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (Planning Commission); 195? to 19??
Municipal Board/Commission: Brooklyn Township, Minnesota (Township Board, Clerk); 02/1950 to 1954 [Appointed]
Municipal Mayor: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (Village Mayor, First One); 1954 to 1958 [Elected]
Municipal Board/Commission: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (Charter Commission); 196? to 196?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Obeline "Obel" (married in 1915, she died on May 14, 1961); Bernice (remarried after his first wife died)
Children: Four children (with his first wife): Whalen, and Baldwin "Baldie" H. Jr. (sons); Audrey and Murlin (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of German ancestry.

He was born on a farm between Robbinsdale and Osseo, Minnesota. He moved to Champlin, Minnesota in 1968.

"The House of Representatives was dominated by the Farmer-Labor party during the 1937 session. Hartkopf caucused with the minority who called themselves Progressives." (Hirschoff, Paula. "Baldwin Hartkopf: Farmer, Legislator, Town Clerk and First Mayor of the Village of Brooklyn Park." North Minneapolis Post, January 29, 1976)

He died in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

51st Legislative Session (1939-1940)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 36
Elected: 11/8/1938
Residence: Osseo
Term of Office: 1/3/1939 to 1/6/1941
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Market Gardener
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banking
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Towns and Counties (Chair)
  • Workmens Compensation

50th Legislative Session (1937-1938)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 36
Elected: 11/3/1936
Residence: Osseo
Term of Office: 1/5/1937 to 1/2/1939
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "The House of Representatives was dominated by the Farmer-Labor party during the 1937 session. Hartkopf caucused with the minority who called themselves Progressives." (Hirschoff, Paula. "Baldwin Hartkopf: Farmer, Legislator, Town Clerk and First Mayor of the Village of Brooklyn Park." North Minneapolis Post, January 29, 1976)
Committees:
  • Drainage
  • Emergency Relief
  • Labor
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Railroads and State Motor Transportation
  • State and County Fairs

49th Legislative Session (1935-1936)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 36
Elected: 11/6/1934
Residence: Osseo
Term of Office: 1/8/1935 to 1/4/1937
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Civil Administration
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Education
  • Emergency Relief
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Public Welfare
  • State and County Fairs
Articles & Books About
Hirschoff, Paula. "Baldwin Hartkopf: Farmer, Legislator, Town Clerk and First Mayor of the Village of Brooklyn Park." North Minneapolis Post, January 29, 1976.