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Politician members in Minnesota

  Victor Emanuel Anderson (b. 1883) — also known as Victor E. Anderson — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Wheaton, Traverse County, Minn., May 27, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Traverse County Attorney, 1909-13; U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1937-48. Lutheran. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Anderson and Mary Sophia (Johnson) Anderson; married, July 28, 1909, to Annie Marie Hass.
Richard T. Buckler Richard Thompson Buckler (1865-1950) — also known as Richard T. Buckler — of Crookston, Polk County, Minn. Born near Oakland, Coles County, Ill., October 27, 1865. Farmer; director, Farmers Elevator Company (Crookston, Minn.); member of Minnesota state senate 66th District, 1915-18, 1923-26, 1931-34; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 9th District, 1935-43. Baptist. Member, Eagles; Farmers Union; Farm Bureau. Died in Crookston, Polk County, Minn., January 23, 1950 (age 84 years, 88 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of John Buckler and Harriet (Davis) Buckler; married, November 27, 1890, to Addie Ball.
  Cross-reference: Harold C. Hagen
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Usher Lloyd Burdick (1879-1960) — also known as Usher L. Burdick — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., February 21, 1879. Republican. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1907-09; Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, 1911-12; Williams County State's Attorney, 1913; law partner of ex-Gov. John Burke in 1920s; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1935-45, 1949-59; defeated, 1932; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Farm Bureau. Died in Washington, D.C., August 19, 1960 (age 81 years, 180 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of Ozias W. Burdick and Lucy (Farnum) Burdick; married 1901 to Emma Robertson; father of Quentin Northrop Burdick (who married Jocelyn Birch Peterson) and Eileen Rosemary Burdick (who married Robert Woodrow Levering).
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Robert Kingman Goodwin (1905-1983) — also known as Robert K. Goodwin — of Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, May 23, 1905. Republican. Farmer; brick and clay tile manufacturer; bank director; mayor of Redfield, Iowa, 1938-40; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1940-41; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1952; member of Republican National Committee from Iowa, 1952-56. Congregationalist. Member, Farm Bureau; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., February 21, 1983 (age 77 years, 274 days). Interment at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of William John Goodwin and Grace Henrietta (Kingman) Goodwin; married, August 24, 1932, to Marguerite Lois Schoen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Franklin P. Kroehler — of Henderson, Sibley County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state senate 15th District, 1955-66. Member, Farm Bureau. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Lewis M. Larson (b. 1891) — of Freeborn County, Minn. Born in Freeborn County, Minn., November 1, 1891. Farmer; candidate for Minnesota state senate 6th District, 1942, 1946. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Farm Bureau; Sons of Norway. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Larson and Inger (Quam) Larson; married, February 16, 1916, to Gustina Skaug.
  Leone Friday Matson (b. 1901) — also known as Leone F. Matson; Mrs. Henrik L. Matson — of Avoca, Murray County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., May 31, 1901. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1952. Female. Lutheran. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; Farm Bureau; American Legion Auxiliary. Burial location unknown.
  Delmont Theodore Moffitt (1911-2001) — of near Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born in Woodstock, Pipestone County, Minn., December 21, 1911. Republican. Farmer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1961, 1972. Christian. Member, Farm Bureau. Died, in Mercy Medical Center, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, June 30, 2001 (age 89 years, 191 days). Interment at Concord Cemetery, Near Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa.
  Ancher Nelsen (1904-1992) — of Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minn. Born in Renville County, Minn., October 11, 1904. Republican. Farmer; member of Minnesota state senate 22nd District, 1935-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1968; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1953-54; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1956; Minnesota Republican state chair, 1958; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1959-75. Lutheran. Danish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Farm Bureau. Died in Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minn., November 30, 1992 (age 88 years, 50 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Nels Peter Nelsen and Elisabeth (Anderson) Nelson; married 1929 to Ilo Irene Zimmerman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
  Charles A. Peterson (b. 1884) — of Rosendale, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Harris, Chisago County, Minn., April 12, 1884. Republican. Farmer; school teacher; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Fond du Lac County 2nd District; elected 1948, 1950; elected unopposed 1952. Member, Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  A. O. Starks (b. 1882) — of Mower County, Minn. Born in Dexter Township, Mower County, Minn., July 23, 1882. Farmer; cattle breeder; member of Minnesota state senate 5th District; elected 1930, 1934, 1942; defeated, 1946. Member, Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
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