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Westin, Leslie E.

Senate 1955-62 (District 41); Senate 1963-66 (District 48)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/25/1917
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 6/7/1985
Gender: Male
Religion: Covenant
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Chartered Life Insurance Underwriter, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company/Former High School Social Studies Teacher, 4 Years

EDUCATION

Minnehaha Academy High School; Secondary;
University of Minnesota; College Graduate; History

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board; 19?? to 19?? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Harriet Holmberg
Children: Three children: John, Robert, and Edward (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

"Westin lists himself as a political independent. He plans to caucus with the senate conservatives." (Typewritten Profile, Source Unknown, 1955?)

He died from a heart attack. His funeral was held at the Listoe-Wold-Johnston-Dampier Funeral Home in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Religion provided by LRL notebook.

Total Days Served: 4382

SESSIONS SERVED

64th Legislative Session (1965-1966) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 48
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Chartered Life Insurance Underwriter/President, Maplewood Golf Center and Teehouse Drive In Restaurant
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class (Chair)
  • Civil Administration
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Rules and Legislative Expense

63rd Legislative Session (1963-1964)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 48
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Chartered Life Insurance Underwriter/President, Maplewood Golf Center and Teehouse Drive In Restaurant
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class (Chair)
  • Civil Administration
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Rules and Legislative Expense

62nd Legislative Session (1961-1962) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 41
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Chartered Life Insurance Underwriter
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class (Chair)
  • Education
  • Finance
  • General Legislation
  • Rules and Legislative Expense
  • Transportion and Communications

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 41
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Chartered Life Insurance Underwriter
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class (Chair)
  • Education
  • Finance
  • General Legislation
  • Rules and Legislative Expense
  • Transportation

60th Legislative Session (1957-1958) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 41
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Chartered Life Insurance Underwriter
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Westin lists himself as a political independent. He plans to caucus with the senate conservatives." (Typewritten Profile, Source Unknown, 1955?)
Committees:
  • Aviation
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Education
  • General Legislation
  • Insurance
  • Military Affairs and Civil Defense
  • University

59th Legislative Session (1955-1956)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 41
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Chartered Life Insurance Underwriter, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company/Former High School Social Studies Teacher, 4 Years
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Westin lists himself as a political independent. He plans to caucus with the senate conservatives." (Typewritten Profile, Source Unknown, 1955?)
Committees:
  • Aviation
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Education
  • General Legislation
  • Insurance
  • Military Affairs and Civil Defense
  • University
Articles & Books About
"Former State Senator Leslie E. Westin Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 9, 1985.

"Leslie E. Westin." Typewritten Profile, Source Unknown, 1955? and 1957?