House 1881-82 (District 41); Senate 1887-90 (District 45)
Party when first elected: Not Available
Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pembina (defunct), Polk, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Polk County, Minnesota (Clerk of Court);
1878 to 18??
Crookston, Minnesota (Board of Education, Member);
1888 to 1???
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
His father was of Norwegian ancestry.
The Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1881 and 1887 list his nativity as Norway. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 states that he was born in Sweden but "his father being a Norwegian, however, he was brought up on a farm in Norway."
He came to the United States in 1867. He moved to Minnesota in 1869. He settled on a homestead near Crookston, Minnesota in 1872.
He built the first house in Crookston, Minnesota. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889, p. 623)