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Warnke, Curtis B. "Curt"

House 1957-62 (District 13); House 1963-66 (District 22)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Yellow Medicine

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/18/1932
Birth Place: Wood Lake, Minnesota
Birth County: Yellow Medicine
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 8/27/2006
Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Curt
City of Residence (when first elected): Wood Lake
Occupation (when first elected): Student, University of Minnesota

EDUCATION

Wood Lake High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; Attended College; History, Political Science, and Sociology

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Commission on the Problems of Mentally Retarded, Handicapped and Gifted Children; ? to 196?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He owned the Wood Lake News newspaper, 1966-1994.

He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

"Warnke is an active DFL party worker and joins the liberal majority in the house." ("Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. Curtis B. Warnke." Minneapolis Star, Between November 1956-January 1957)

He died of cancer in Granite Falls, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Wood Lake United Methodist Church.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1963-64.

Total Days Served: 3647

SESSIONS SERVED

64th Legislative Session (1965-1966)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22
Elected: 11/3/1964
Residence: Wood Lake
Term of Office: 1/5/1965 to 1/2/1967
Counties Represented: Yellow Medicine
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • Game and Fish
  • Health and Welfare
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Temperance and Liquor Control

63rd Legislative Session (1963-1964)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Wood Lake
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/4/1965
Counties Represented: Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Student, University of Minnesota (Specializing in History, Political Science and Sociology)
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Cooperatives and Marketing
  • Game and Fish
  • Health and Welfare
  • Industrial and Employee Relations
  • Temperance and Liquor Control

62nd Legislative Session (1961-1962)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13
Elected: 11/8/1960
Residence: Wood Lake
Term of Office: 1/3/1961 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Student, University of Minnesota (Specializing in History, Political Science and Sociology)
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Game and Fish
  • Health
  • University
  • Welfare

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Wood Lake
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/2/1961
Counties Represented: Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Student, University of Minnesota
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Game and Fish
  • Health
  • University
  • Welfare

60th Legislative Session (1957-1958)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13
Elected: 11/6/1956
Residence: Wood Lake
Term of Office: 1/8/1957 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Student, University of Minnesota
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "Warnke is an active DFL party worker and joins the liberal majority in the house." ("Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. Curtis B. Warnke." Minneapolis Star, Between November 1956-January 1957)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Game and Fish
  • Public Institutions
  • Towns and Counties
  • Welfare
Articles & Books About
Cohen, Ben. β€œHe Represented, and Wrote About, Wood Lake.” Star Tribune, September 7, 2006.

"Disease Hardly Slowed Curt Warnke (Obituary)." Marshall Independent, August 30, 2006.

Gerdes, Vicki L. "Wood Lake News Is Back on Streets." Redwood Falls Gazette, October 18, 1993.

"Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. Curtis B. Warnke." Minneapolis Star, Between November 1956-January 1957.