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Letnes, Thomas A.

House 1945-54 (District 66)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Polk

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/15/1897
Birth Place: Climax, Minnesota
Birth County: Polk
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1972
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Letness
City of Residence (when first elected): Nielsville
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer, Grain and Cattle

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Armed Services (World War I, Served Overseas); 191? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children: Three children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing and the Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1945, 1951, and 1953 list his last name as Letnes. The manuscript from the House memorial service lists Letness.

He was of Norwegian ancestry.

He was raised on a farm near Neilsville, Minnesota.

He was President of the Minnesota Flying Farmers in 1950.

After he retired he moved to Tucsan, Arizona where he died.

Total Days Served: 3654

SESSIONS SERVED

58th Legislative Session (1953-1954)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 66
Elected: 11/5/1952
Residence: Nielsville
Term of Office: 1/6/1953 to 1/3/1955
Counties Represented: Polk
Occupation: Flying Farmer (Owns and uses airplanes for farming purposes)
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Aircraft and Airways
  • Highways
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Taxes
  • Veterans and Military Affairs

57th Legislative Session (1951-1952)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 66
Elected: 11/7/1950
Residence: Nielsville
Term of Office: 1/2/1951 to 1/5/1953
Counties Represented: Polk
Occupation: Flying Farmer (Owns and uses airplanes for farming purposes)
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Aircraft and Airways
  • Commercial Transportation
  • Highways
  • Taxes
  • Veterans and Military Affairs

56th Legislative Session (1949-1950)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 66
Elected: 11/2/1948
Residence: Nielsville
Term of Office: 1/4/1949 to 1/1/1951
Counties Represented: Polk
Occupation: Farmer, Grain and Stock Farm
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Aircraft and Airways
  • Commercial Transportation
  • Highways
  • Taxes
  • Veterans and Military Affairs

55th Legislative Session (1947-1948)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 66
Elected: 11/5/1946
Residence: Nielsville
Term of Office: 1/7/1947 to 1/3/1949
Counties Represented: Polk
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Aircraft and Airways
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Highways
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Temperance and Liquor Control

54th Legislative Session (1945-1946)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 66
Elected: 11/7/1944
Residence: Nielsville
Term of Office: 1/2/1945 to 1/6/1947
Counties Represented: Polk
Occupation: Farmer, Grain and Cattle
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Cooperatives
  • Engrossment and Enrollment
  • Highways
  • Military Affairs
  • Public Institutions
Articles & Books About
Thomas A Letnes, Biography - Manuscript from the House Memorial Service. Read by Rep. William Nelson Kelly on April 19, 1973.