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Mason, Sidney Redding "Sid"

House 1971-72 (District 61B)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/25/1926
Birth Place: Flint, Michigan
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 1/29/2009
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Sid
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Treasurer; Liscomb-Hood-Mason Co., General Insurance Agency

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: Duluth, Minnesota (Airport Authority Board); [Dates Unknown]
Military: United States Navy (Korean War, Naval Aviator, Lieutenant); 1949 to 1955
State Agency: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; 1996 to 01/01/2004

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Marguerite Atmore Mason
Children: Six children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1957. (Duluth News Tribune, February 1, 2009)

He was a member of the Republican Party. (Duluth News Tribune, February 5, 2009)

"Sid would be classified as a moderate Republican, but not once did I see him put politics ahead of community interests. In so many ways, this former naval pilot reflected the finest values of the 'greatest generation.' (Letter from Arne Carlson in the Duluth News Tribune, February 7, 2009)

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

67th Legislative Session (1971-1972)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 61B
Elected: 11/3/1970
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Treasurer; Liscomb-Hood-Mason Co., General Insurance Agency
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • City Government
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • General Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • Governmental Operations
  • Higher Education
  • Taxes
Articles & Books About
Carlson, Arne H. "Sidney Mason One of Minnesota's Finest Sons." Duluth News Tribune, February 7, 2009.

Doty, Ralph. "Ralph Doty: Rep. Sid Mason was Among the Best and Brightest." Duluth News Tribune, February 5, 2009.

Greder, Andy. "Duluth Civic Leader Sidney Mason Dies." Duluth News Tribune, February 1, 2009.