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Rinke, Carl J. "Charlie"

House 1947-54 (District 48)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Traverse

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 10/1/1902
Birth Place: Wheaton, Minnesota
Birth County: Traverse
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/11/1979
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Charlie
City of Residence (when first elected): Wheaton
Occupation (when first elected): General Insurance

EDUCATION

High School; Secondary;
West Central School of Agriculture, Morris, Minnesota; Secondary;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Wheaton, Minnesota (Fire Department); 19?? to 19??
Military: United States Armed Forces, Signal Corps (World War II, 32 months); 194? to 194?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single
Children: No children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was born on a farm. His birth place is also listed as Lake Valley Township, Minnesota.

He died after a two year bout with emphysema. His funeral was held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Minnesota. He was buried in Wildwood Cemetery.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 2919

SESSIONS SERVED

58th Legislative Session (1953-1954)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48
Elected: 11/5/1952
Residence: Wheaton
Term of Office: 1/6/1953 to 1/3/1955
Counties Represented: Traverse
Occupation: General Insurance
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Communications
  • General Legislation
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Veterans and Military Affairs (Chair)

57th Legislative Session (1951-1952)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48
Elected: 11/7/1950
Residence: Wheaton
Term of Office: 1/2/1951 to 1/5/1953
Counties Represented: Traverse
Occupation: General Insurance
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Banking
  • Commerce, Manufacturing and Retail Trade
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Veterans and Military Affairs

56th Legislative Session (1949-1950)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48
Elected: 11/2/1948
Residence: Wheaton
Term of Office: 1/4/1949 to 1/1/1951
Counties Represented: Traverse
Occupation: General Insurance
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Veterans and Military Affairs

55th Legislative Session (1947-1948)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48
Elected: 11/5/1946
Residence: Wheaton
Term of Office: 1/7/1947 to 1/3/1949
Counties Represented: Traverse
Occupation: General Insurance
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Aircraft and Airways
  • Employees Compensation
  • Insurance
  • Towns and Counties
  • Veterans and Military Affairs
Articles & Books About
"'Charlie' Rinke Dies - Last rites are Held for Former State Legislator (Obituary)." Wheaton Gazette, February 15, 1979.