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Savelkoul, Donald C. "Don"

House 1967-68 (District 57A)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Anoka, Ramsey


Date of Birth: 7/29/1917
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 5/24/2004
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Don
City of Residence (when first elected): Fridley
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer; General Counsel, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)


University of Minnesota; College Graduate; 1939
Minneapolis-Minnesota College of Law; Law Degree; 1951


Judge: Fridely, Minnesota (Municipal Judge); [Dates Unknown]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Governor's Advisory Council to the Department of Employment Security; [Dates Unknown]
Municipal Board/Commission: Fridely, Minnesota (Civil Service Police Commission); [Dates Unknown]
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Labor Department, Wage and Hour Division (Employee); 19?? to 1943
Military: United States Army Signal Corps (World War II, Pacific Theatre, Philippines 1st Lieutenant); 1943 to 1946


Spouse: Mary Joan (she died in July 2003)
Children: Three children: Ed and Jeffrey (sons), Jean (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He died from cancer at home in Fridley, Minnesota. His funeral was held at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 735


65th Legislative Session (1967-1968)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 57A
Elected: 11/8/1966
Residence: Fridley
Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/6/1969
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Lawyer; General Counsel, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
  • Cities of the Second and Third Class
  • Civil Administration
  • Education
  • Judiciary
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
Articles & Books About
Hahn, Trudi. "Donald Savelkoul, Lawyer and Legislator, Dies at 86 (Obituary)." Star Tribune, May 28, 2004, p. B6.

These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.