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Listoe, Soren

House 1875 (District 41)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Otter Tail, Pembina (defunct), Polk, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/3/1846
Birth Place: Copenhagen
Birth County:
Birth Country: Denmark
Date of Death: 12/12/1927
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Breckenridge
Occupation (when first elected): Newspaper Editor, Danish-Norwegian Emigrant Press in Minneapolis and St. Paul

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Executive Branch: United States Land Officer; 1880 to ?
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Consul (Dusseldorf, Germany); 1892 to 1893
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Consul (Rotterdam, Netherlands, Counsul General); 1897 to 1902

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Hannah Sophie Johnson (married on March 22, 1872)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He settled in Minnesota in 1868.

He died in in East Radford, Virginia.

He was present at the World War I Peace Conference in Versailles, France, 1920.

Birth date and year, death date, death place, other government service, Versailles Peace Conference data, newspaper name, and spouse information were provided by Michael Bach.

The article, "Danish Settlement in Minnesota," from the December 1927 issue of Minnesota History, reports that he was the first Dane to be elected to the Minnsota Legislature.

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

17th Legislative Session (1875)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 41
Elected: 11/3/1874
Residence: Breckenridge
Term of Office: 1/5/1875 to 1/3/1876
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Otter Tail, Pembina (defunct), Polk, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin
Occupation: Newspaper Editor, Danish-Norwegian Emigrant Press in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Engrossment (Chair)
  • Roads, Bridges, and Navigable Streams
No other information has been entered for this legislator.