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Beauchamp, David J.

House 1975-78 (District 9A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Clay

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/6/1940
Birth Place: Langdon, North Dakota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Moorhead
Occupation (when first elected): Financial Aid Officer

EDUCATION

St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota; B.S.; Biology, 1962
University of North Dakota; M.S.; Counseling

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Executive Branch: United States Peace Corps (Thailand); 1963 to 1965

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Artini
Children: Two children: Andrew and Dorina
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1978 election. His opponent, Dwaine H. Hoberg, defeated him by 26 votes so an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Dwaine H. Hoberg had won.

Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.

Total Days Served: 1457

SESSIONS SERVED

70th Legislative Session (1977-1978)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09A
Elected: 11/2/1976
Residence: Moorhead
Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/2/1979
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Financial Aid Officer, Moorhead State University
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Governmental Administration (Chair)
  • Local and Urban Affairs
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election

69th Legislative Session (1975-1976)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 09A
Elected: 11/5/1974
Residence: Moorhead
Term of Office: 1/7/1975 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Clay
Occupation: Financial Aid Officer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Governmental Operations
  • Higher Education
Archive Collections
David Beuchamp Papers 1975-1978 --Available at Livingston Lord Library, Northwest Minnesota Historical Center, Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.