House 1953-60 (District 47); House 1967-74 (District 24A); House 1977-80 (District 15A)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Pope, Stevens, Swift
Date of Birth:
Ray, North Dakota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Pope County Public Schools; Elementary School; Ungraded
Glenwood High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1937
West Central School of Agriculture, Morris, Minnesota; Secondary;
Gustavus Adolphus College; Attended College;
University of Minnesota; Attended College;
Morris Agricultural School; College Graduate; 1936
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Barsness, Minnesota (Clerk of Township Board);
19?? to 19??
School District 90, Minnesota (School District Clerk);
19?? to 19??
Blanche Halvorson (married on August 23, 1942; she died in 1997)
Seven children: John, Byron, Dwight, and Mark (sons); Naomi, Rosann, and Darlene (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Paul H. Anderson
- First Cousin Once Removed
The Minnesota Legislative Manuals 1977-78 and 1979-80 list him as an Independent Republican. The Unofficial Legislative Directories, Minnesota Railroads Association, 1957-74 identify him as a Conservative. Yet his obituaries identify him as a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party.
He was a pilot and a member of the Minnesota Flying Farmers and the Director of the National Flying Farmers Association.
He was a member of Masonic Valley Lodge 174.
He died of renal failure at the Glenwood Retirement Village in Glenwood, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck, Minnesota. He was buried in the church cemetery.
Religion provided by his obituary.