Senate 1939-62 (District 64); Senate 1963-66 (District 65); Senate 1967-70 (District 66)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election
Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk, Red Lake
Ada Schools; Elementary School; Ada High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1922MacPhail School of Music; Postsecondary; GraduateSt. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota; Attended College; One Year, 1922-1923University of Michigan; Attended College; Music, Summer School
Mildred Voegele or Vegele (married in 1930; she died in 1981)
One child: William "Bill" (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Norwegian ancestry on his father's side.He moved to Ada, Minnesota in 1907.He ran unsuccessfully for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor in the 1950 election. He withdrew from the race.He was the Band Director for the University of Michigan marching band, 1925-1926.He was a member of the Masons and the Shriners.