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Trygg, J. William "J.W."

House 1967-68 (District 62)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/17/1905
Birth Place: Cook, Minnesota
Birth County: St. Louis
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 4/11/1971
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: J.W.
City of Residence (when first elected): Ely
Occupation (when first elected): Land Use Consultant and Appraiser for Natural Resources, Trygg Land Office Owner/Retired Professional U.S. Forester, U.S. Forest Service

EDUCATION

Secondary; High School Graduate
Attended College; Forestry Courses

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Executive Branch: United States Forest Service (Superior National Forest, Professional Forester; District Ranger, 1942-1954); 1926 to 1954
State Agency: Minnesota Department of Taxation (Deputy Assessor); 1965 to 1965

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Margaret
Children: One child: William R. (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Swedish ancestry.

He was raised on a farm in northern Minnesota.

He died from a heart attack in a hospital in Washington D.C. He was there to testify on Indian land claims.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

65th Legislative Session (1967-1968)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 62
Elected: 11/8/1966
Residence: Ely
Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/6/1969
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Land Use Consultant and Appraiser for Natural Resources, Trygg Land Office Owner/Retired Professional U.S. Forester, U.S. Forest Service
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Cities of the Second and Third Class
  • Forestry and Public Domain
  • Government Employee Security
  • Law Enforcement and Liquor Control
  • Recreation and Water Resources
  • University and College
Articles & Books About
In Memoriam Service, Biography of J. William Trygg, 1905-1971 - Manuscript from the House Memorial Service. Read by Rep. Douglas Johnson on April 19, 1973.

"J.W. Trygg, Ely Forest Expert, Dies (Obituary)." Duluth News-Tribune, April 12, 1971.