House 1941-42 (District 31); Senate 1943-58 (District 31)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Bell Boy, Curtis Hotel, Minneapolis/Law School Student
Rochester High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; Attended College; American Government, 1 year course, 1936
Northwestern University; College Graduate; Business Administration, 1935
Minnesota College of Law; Law Degree; Night Courses, 1942
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Hennepin County, Minnesota (County Sheriff);
1951 to 1954
Married (while in office); Divorced (after he left office)
One child: Clifton (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was born on a farm near Eyota.
"During his 16-year legislative career he belonged to the Conservative caucus." (Minneapolis Tribune, January 20, 1978, p. 4A)
He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in the 1958 and 1962 elections. He lost both times to Jack Davies.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1964 election.
He was a member of Phi Beta Gamma legal fraternity and was a Tau Kappa Alpha honorary debating fraternity member.
He died from a heart attack caused by being beaten in the hallway of the apartment building he lived in and owned in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attempted to assist one of his residents, a handicapped man, who was being beaten and robbed by three intoxicated residents, two men and a woman. They turned on him when he intervened and beat him to death with fists, an iron pipe and a wine jug. His funeral was held at Washburn-McReavy Southeast Mortuary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.