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Oyen, Sigvald Brynjolf

House 1943-46 (District 24)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Chippewa

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 2/22/1916
Birth Place: Watson, Minnesota
Birth County: Chippewa
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 8/22/2003
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Montevideo
Occupation (when first elected): Attorney, Nelson and Oyen Law Firm

EDUCATION

Montevideo Public Schools; Elementary School;
Montevideo Public Schools; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota, Law School; Law Degree; 1941

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Attorney: Chippewa County, Minnesota (2 terms); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Martha Carr (married on September 7, 1940; she died in 1998)
Children: Three children: Marilyn and Charlotte (daughters), Martin (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Sons of Norway, and the Chippewa County Historical Society's Hall of Fame.

He died at Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His funeral was held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo, Minnesota. He was buried in the church cemetery.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

54th Legislative Session (1945-1946)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 24
Elected: 11/7/1944
Residence: Montevideo
Term of Office: 1/2/1945 to 1/6/1947
Counties Represented: Chippewa
Occupation: Attorney, Nelson and Oyen Law Firm
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Civil Administration
  • Claims
  • Judiciary
  • Taxes

53rd Legislative Session (1943-1944)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 24
Elected: 11/3/1942
Residence: Montevideo
Term of Office: 1/5/1943 to 1/1/1945
Counties Represented: Chippewa
Occupation: Attorney, Nelson and Oyen Law Firm
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Civil Administration
  • Judiciary
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Welfare
  • Workmens and Unemployment Compensation
Articles & Books About
"Sigvald B. Oyen (Obituary)." West Central Tribune, August 25, 2003.