Senate 1973-76 (District 52)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
South Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected):
Vice President; Dain, Kalman & Quail (Investment Banking)
University of Minnesota; B.A.; Philosophy, 1951
William Mitchell College of Law; Attended Law School;
Bethel Seminary; Specialist Degree;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Governor's Advisory Council for Economic Development;
United States Navy (World War II);
1945 to 1947
Minnesota Metropolitan Airports Commission (Deputy Executive Director of Public Affairs 1986-1997);
1981 to 1997
Arline E. (married on August 18, 1950; she died on February 8, 2011)
Five children: Beth, Kay, Jay, Julie, and Jeffrey
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was a member of the Republican Party.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.
He was the nephew of Minnesota Governor Harold Stassen.
"Jeff Stassen said his father, elected to the Legislature in 1973, was instrumental in changing the name of Minnesota's Republican Party to the Independent Republican Party in the wake of the Watergate scandal." Pioneer Press, October 17, 2015.
"...Stassen worked on his uncle's gubernatorial campaigns and even introduced him as a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination at the 1968 Republican National Convention, a highlight of his political career, his son said." Pioneer Press, October 17, 2015.
He died at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge, an assisted-living facility in West St. Paul, Minnesota. His funeral was held October 20, 2015 at Riverview Baptist Church in West St. Paul, Minnesota.