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Torgerson, Virginia

House 1963-64 (District 2)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Winona


Date of Birth: 9/24/1911
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 12/13/1998
Gender: Female
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Winona
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer


University of Texas; Attended College;
University of Oklahoma; Attended College;
St. Paul College of Law; Law Degree; Magna Cum Laude


Municipal Board/Commission: Winona, Minnesota (Charter Commission); 19?? to 19??


Spouse: Loren Torgerson (married in 1941; he died in 1981); Paul Love (married in 1983)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


Her name is listed as Katherine Virginia Torgerson Love in the Minnesota, U.S. Death Index, 1908-2017.

She moved to Winona, Minnesota in 1942.

She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1964 election.

She was a member of the Republican Party. (Minnesota Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women)

She was one of the founders of the Winona Art Group in 1956.

Her grave marker lists her name as Katherine Virginia Gillespie Love and is located in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 728


63rd Legislative Session (1963-1964)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 02
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Winona
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/4/1965
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: She was a member of the Republican Party. (Minnesota Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women)
  • Commercial Transportation and Communications
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Judiciary
  • State and Junior Colleges
  • Taxes
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Articles & Books About
"Mrs. Loren Torgerson - Outstanding Volunteer Woman." Winona Sunday News, August 1, 1971.

Archive Collections
Virginia Torgerson Scrapbooks, 1960-1971 - Available in the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections.
These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.