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Peterson, A. Harold

House 1961-62 (District 56)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Chisago


Date of Birth: ??/??/1919
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 3/14/2004
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Chisago City
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney


Minneapolis Public Schools; Secondary; Graduate
St. Paul College of Law; LL.B.; 1950


Military: United States Navy (World War II); 194? to 19??
School Board/Administration: Chisago City School District, Minnesota (Director); 1948 to 1957


Spouse: Grace
Children: Three children: Jon/John and Kim (sons), Martha (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


"Peterson, a Chisago City Democrat..." (Obituary, Star Tribune, March 19, 2004)

He was the first Chair of the Chisago Lakes Hospital District Board. He served on the board from 1955 to 2004.

He died from a brain hemorrhage at Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center in Wyoming, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church in Center City, Minnesota. He was buried in Chisago Memorial Park in Chisago City, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 735


62nd Legislative Session (1961-1962)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 56
Elected: 11/8/1960
Residence: Chisago City
Term of Office: 1/3/1961 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Chisago
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "Peterson, a Chisago City Democrat..." (Obituary, Star Tribune, March 19, 2004)
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Articles & Books About
Hahn, Trudi. "A.H. Peterson, Shaper of Health Care, Dies (Obituary)." Star Tribune, March 19, 2004.

"A. Harold Peterson, 84, Was State Legislator (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 18, 2004.

These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.