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Melby, John O. "J.O."

House 1927-44 (District 65)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1866
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country: Norway
Date of Death: 10/30/1944
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: J.O.
City of Residence (when first elected): Oklee
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.

EDUCATION

Military College, Norway; College Graduate;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Oklee, Minnesota (Village Recorder); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse:
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota around 1902.

He was President of the local lodge of the Sons of Norway.

He died in Oklee, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 6573

SESSIONS SERVED

53rd Legislative Session (1943-1944)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65
Elected: 11/3/1942
Residence: Oklee
Term of Office: 1/5/1943 to 1/1/1945
Counties Represented: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Communications
  • Health
  • Municipal Affairs

52nd Legislative Session (1941-1942)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65
Elected: 11/5/1940
Residence: Oklee
Term of Office: 1/7/1941 to 1/4/1943
Counties Represented: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Public Health and Hospitals
  • State Institutions
  • Telephones and Telegraphs

51st Legislative Session (1939-1940)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65
Elected: 11/8/1938
Residence: Oklee
Term of Office: 1/3/1939 to 1/6/1941
Counties Represented: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Commerce, Manufacture and Retail Trade
  • Liquor Control
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Public Health and Hospitals

50th Legislative Session (1937-1938)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65
Elected: 11/3/1936
Residence: Oklee
Term of Office: 1/5/1937 to 1/2/1939
Counties Represented: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Commerce, Manufacture and Retail Trade
  • Insurance
  • Liquor Control
  • Municipal Affairs (Chair)
  • Public Health and Hospitals
  • Telephones and Telegraphs
  • Towns and Counties

49th Legislative Session (1935-1936)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65
Elected: 11/6/1934
Residence: Oklee
Term of Office: 1/8/1935 to 1/4/1937
Counties Represented: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Commerce, Manufacture and Retail Trade
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Public Welfare
  • Reapportionment
  • Telephones and Telegraphs

48th Legislative Session (1933-1934)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65
Elected: 11/8/1932
Residence: Oklee
Term of Office: 1/3/1933 to 1/7/1935
Counties Represented: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Civil Administration
  • Commerce, Manufacture and Retail Trade
  • Markets and Marketing
  • State and County Fairs
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Telephones and Telegraphs (Chair)

47th Legislative Session (1931-1932)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65
Elected: 11/4/1930
Residence: Oklee
Term of Office: 1/6/1931 to 1/2/1933
Counties Represented: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Commerce, Manufacture and Retail Trade
  • Corporations
  • Military Affairs
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Telephones and Telegraphs

46th Legislative Session (1929-1930)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65
Elected: 11/6/1928
Residence: Oklee
Term of Office: 1/8/1929 to 1/5/1931
Counties Represented: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Board of Control and State Institutions
  • Commerce, Manufacture and Retail Trade
  • Corporations
  • Military Affairs
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Telephones and Telegraphs

45th Legislative Session (1927-1928)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 65
Elected: 11/2/1926
Residence: Oklee
Term of Office: 1/4/1927 to 1/7/1929
Counties Represented: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake
Occupation: Merchant/President, Garden Valley Telephone Co.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Commerce, Manufacture and Retail Trade
  • Corporations
  • Military Affairs
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Telephones and Telegraphs