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Teigan, Henry George

Senate 1933-34 (District 29)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Hennepin


Date of Birth: 8/7/1881
Birth Place: Forest City, Iowa
Birth County: Winnebago
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 3/12/1941
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Minneapolis
Occupation (when first elected): Editor, Farmer-Labor Leader/Former Teacher, Iowa Rural Schools and North Dakota Schools


Luther Academy, Albert Lea, Minnesota; Secondary; Graduate
Central College, Pella, Iowa; Attended College;
Valparaiso University, Indiana; College Graduate; 1908


U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/Commission: United States Senate (Secretary for United States Senator Magnus Johnson); 07/1923 to 03/1925
U.S. Representative: 3rd Congressional District, Minnesota; 01/03/1937 to 01/03/1939 [Elected]


Spouse: Married
Children: Two children: (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1917.

He served as Secretary of the North Dakota State Socialist Party, 1913-1916. He was the General Secretary of the National Nonpartisan League, 1916 to 1923. He was elected to the United States Congress as a member of the Farmer-Labor Party. (Biographical Directory of the United States Congress)

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1938 and 1940.

He was buried in Hillside Cemetery.

Total Days Served: 735


48th Legislative Session (1933-1934) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 29
Elected: 12/20/1932
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/3/1933 to 1/7/1935 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Editor, Farmer-Labor Leader/Former Teacher, Iowa Rural Schools and North Dakota Schools
Party: Nonpartisan Election
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Civil Administration
  • Motor Vehicles and Motor Tax Laws
  • Public Institutions and Buildings
  • Public Welfare
  • Reapportionment
  • Temperance
  • University
Articles & Books About
Teigan, Henry George. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.