Senate 1947-72 (District 67)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Roseau
Stephen High School; Secondary; University of Minnesota; Bachelors Degree; 1924
Three children: Mrs. Earl Myhre (daughter), Peter and James (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was born and raised near Stephen, Minnesota.He was referred to as "an old line Democrat, though not classed as a hero by recent DFL governors." In the same article he was referred to as a part of the "inner circle" yielding power in the Senate which was controlled by the conservatives. (Patterson, Lewis. "Sen. Stanley Holmquist." St. Paul Pioneer Press, January 5, 1969, p. 2)He was "a key member of the inner circle of 'conservatives' who controlled the Senate prior to 1973. However, he never called himself a Republican, the label borne by most conservatives. He said his politiacl roots were in the old Democratic Party before its merger into the DFL." (Obituary, Minneapolis Tribune, October 7, 1978)He died from cancer in a hospital in Warren, Marshall County, Minnesota. His funeral was held at First Presbyterian Church in Stephen, Minnesota.Religion provided by his obituary.