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Van Hoven, Peter H.

Senate 1911-14 (District 35); Senate 1915-22 (District 39)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/7/1855
Birth Place: Oost Eysden, Limburg Holland
Birth County:
Birth Country: Netherlands
Date of Death: 10/11/1927 (uncertain)
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Board of Public Works, St. Paul/Former Livestock and Packing Business, VanHoven Incorporated

EDUCATION

College of Hassel, Belgium; Attended College; Alternate spellings of Hassalt and Hasselt also listed

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: St. Paul, Minnesota (Board of Public Works, Elected President in 1909); 1902 to 19?? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Augusta Ziegler
Children: Three children: Alma (daughter), Paul and Henry (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He first came to New York in 1874, after his money was stolen, he returned to the Netherlands. He came back to New York then moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1876.

He founded the VanHoven Incorporated plant in New Brighton, Minnesota in 1886.

He died at his home in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Family data provoded by his grandson.

Religion provided byhis grandson.

Total Days Served: 4382

SESSIONS SERVED

42nd Legislative Session (1921-1922) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 39
Elected: 11/5/1918
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/7/1919 to 1/1/1923
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Former Livestock and Packing Business, VanHoven Incorporated
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Corporations and Commerce
  • Game and Fish
  • Re-apportionment
  • Soldiers Home (Chair)
  • Temperance

41st Legislative Session (1919-1920)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 39
Elected: 11/5/1918
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/7/1919 to 1/1/1923
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Former Livestock and Packing Business, VanHoven Incorporated
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Game and Fish
  • Railroads
  • Soldiers Home (Chair)
  • Temperance

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 39
Elected: 11/3/1914
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/5/1915 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Former Livestock and Packing Business, VanHoven Incorporated
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Game and Fish
  • Railroads
  • Temperance

39th Legislative Session (1915-1916)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 39
Elected: 11/3/1914
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/5/1915 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Former Livestock and Packing Business, VanHoven Incorporated
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Insurance
  • Railroads, Grain and Warehouses
  • Temperance

38th Legislative Session (1913-1914) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 35
Elected: 11/8/1910
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/3/1911 to 1/4/1915
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Board of Public Works, St. Paul/Former Live Stock and Packing Business, VanHoven Incorporated
Party: Democratic
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Game and Fish
  • Insurance
  • Railroads
  • Reapportionment
  • State Fair and Agricultural Societies
  • Temperance

37th Legislative Session (1911-1912)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 35
Elected: 11/8/1910
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/3/1911 to 1/4/1915
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Board of Public Works, St. Paul/Former Livestock and Packing Business, VanHoven Incorporated
Party: Democratic
Committees:
  • Claims
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Illuminating Oils
  • Indian Affairs
  • Libraries
  • Logs and Lumber
  • Municipal Corporations
  • State Fair and Agricultural Societies