Senate 1891-94 (District 51)
Party when first elected: Alliance
Beltrami, Norman, Polk
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Farmer/Former Teacher, Iowa and Minnesota
Winnesheik County Common Schools, Iowa; At Least Elementary School;
Breckenridge Institute, Decorah, Iowa; Secondary;
Upper Iowa University, Fayette County; Attended College;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
U.S. Executive Branch:
United States Land Office, Crookston, Minnesota (Clerk, 1 year);
18?? to 18??
Polk County, Minnesota (Town Clerk, 9 years);
18?? to 18??
District Court, Minnesota (Clerk of the District Court);
1898 to 1902
Maria Olson (married in 1881); Addie S. Sanaker (remarried in 1902, after he left office)
Four children (with Maria): Clarence E., Albert M., Alice J., and Sidney N.
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Toensing lists his birth year as 1857. The Compendium of History and Biography of Polk County lists 1856.
He was of Norwegian ancestry.
He came to Lowell, Polk County, Minnesota in August 1878.
He ran unsuccessfully for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor in 1894.
He ran unsuccessfully on the Populist ticket and as the Democratic party endorsed candidate for the United States Congress in the 1896 election.
He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), and Modern Woodmen of America (M.W.A.).
His father, Anders O. Lommen, was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives.
Religion provided by Compendium of History and Biography of Polk County, Minnesota, 1916.