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Swendsen, Carl Johan

House 1907-10 (District 13)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Martin, Watonwan

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1862
Birth Place: Smoland
Birth County:
Birth Country: Sweden
Date of Death: ??/??/1933 (uncertain)
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint James
Occupation (when first elected): Mercantile Business

EDUCATION

High School, Sweden; Secondary; Graduate
Polytechnical School of Boras; Postsecondary;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/Aldermen: St. James, Minnesota (City Council Member); 1??? to 1???
School Board/Administration: St. James, Minnesota (Board of Education, President); 1??? to 1???
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Board of Control (Appointed by Governor A.O. Eberhardt, Governor J.A.A. Burnquist, Governor J.A.O. Preus, Governor Theodore Christianson, and Governor Luther Youngdahl); 19?? to 19?? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ida Severina Benzon
Children: Six children: Carl and Theodore (sons); Signe, Helga, Linnea, and Hildegarde (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1891. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1911.

He was a member of the Board of Education for Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Family data, middle name, and State Board service provided by a relative.

He attended Grace University Lutheran Church after he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Religion provided by a relative.

Total Days Served: 1456

SESSIONS SERVED

36th Legislative Session (1909-1910)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13
Elected: 11/3/1908
Residence: Saint James
Term of Office: 1/5/1909 to 1/2/1911
Counties Represented: Martin, Watonwan
Occupation: Mercantile Business
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Commerce and Retail Trade (Chair)
  • Corporations Other Than Municipal
  • Illuminating Oils
  • Municipal Legislation
  • Prison Labor
  • Railroads
  • State Prison and Reformatory
  • Temperance

35th Legislative Session (1907-1908)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13
Elected: 11/6/1906
Residence: Saint James
Term of Office: 1/8/1907 to 1/4/1909
Counties Represented: Martin, Watonwan
Occupation: Mercantile Business
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Corporations Other Than Municipal
  • Education
  • Engrossment (Chair)
  • Enrollment
  • State Prison and Reformatory
  • University and University Lands
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