House 1927-62 (District 62); House 1963-64 (District 64)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Blackduck High School; Secondary; Graduate, Class Valedictorian, 1915
Fronice Williams (married in June 1920, she died in May 1969)
Two children: Dorothy, and Alyce or Alice (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Toensing lists his first name as Edward, all other sources list Edwin.He moved to Minnesota in 1904 with his parents. He was raised in Blackduck, Minnesota.He "was elected to the legislature in 1926 caucusing with the liberal faction." (Biography of Former State Representative E.J. Chilgren, 1897-1972)He suffered a stroke and died in Littlefork Municipal Hospital in Minnesota. His funeral was held at the Littlefork Lutheran Church. He was buried in Oakley Cemetery in Littlefork, Minnesota.Religion provided by his obituary.