House 1919-22 (District 21); Senate 1923-30 (District 21)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Owner and Operator, Brookside Farm/Breeder of Registered Poland-China Hogs/Treasurer, Jordan Co-operative Creamery
Public Schools, Germany; Elementary School;
Agricultural School, Germany; Secondary; 2 years
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Jordan, Minnesota (City Board of Aldermen);
1905 to 1913
Jordan, Minnesota (Board of Education/School Board);
1913 to 1919
State Lieutenant Governor:
01/06/1931 to 01/03/1933
At large, Minnesota;
03/04/1933 to 01/03/1935
Agnes Henkels (married on February 7, 1899; she died in 1944)
One child: Agnes (daughter, she died in 1930, his last year in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He moved to Jordan, Minnesota in 1889 or 1890.
He was a Farmer-Labor Party member of the United States Congress.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1934.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1936.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Farmer-Labor nomination to the United States Senate in 1942.
He was a member of the Farmer-Labor Party when he was Minnesota Lieutenant Governor.
He was one of the organizers of Land-O-Lakes Creamery and served on its board for 12 years. He was Vice-President from 1927-1933.
He died in Jordan Minnesota and was buried in Calvary Cemetery.
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