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Savelkoul, Donald "Don"

House 1967-68 (District 57A)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Anoka, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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)

EDUCATION

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

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

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

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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:

GENERAL NOTES

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

SESSIONS SERVED

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
Committees:
  • Cities of the Second and Third Class
  • Civil Administration
  • Education
  • Judiciary
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs