House 1907-14 (District 22); Senate 1915-18 (District 23)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Renville Public Schools; Elementary School;
Renville High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota, School of Agriculture; College Graduate; Class Orator, Spring 1902
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Sacred Heart, Minnesota (Township Supervisor, 3 years);
1??? to 1???
Renville, Minnesota (School Board);
1??? to 1???
Minnesota State Horticultural Society (Honorary Life Member);
19?? to 06/13/1951
Minnesota State Board of Grain Appeals (Appointed by Governor Burnquist);
1918 to 1919
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (Commissioner, First One);
1919 to 1931
Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission;
1940 to 1952
Single (when first elected); Hilda M. Peterson (married on June 3, 1908)
Two children: Edith (born while he was in office, daughter), (son, died in infancy)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Swedish ancestry.
He was born in a log home on a farm in Sacred Heart Township, Minnesota.
He called the first meeting of the group that created Land O'Lakes Creameries.
He was a Master Mason in the Ancient Landmark Lodge of St. Paul, a member of the Masonic Veteran Association of Minnesota, director of the American-Swedish Institute of Arts, Literature and Science; member of the Renville County Historical Society, and a member of the Ramsey County Garden Club.
He died from a heart attack in the City Council Chambers in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church, and Grace Lutheran University
Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1953, and the Minnesota Journal of the Senate, April 8, 1953.