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Kaercher, Lemuel Amerman "Lem, L.A."

House 1959-60 (District 48)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Big Stone

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1892
Birth Place: Minnesota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 8/13/1981
Gender: Male
Religion: Congregational
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Lem, L.A.
City of Residence (when first elected): Ortonville
Occupation (when first elected): Newspaper Editor and Publisher; Ortonville Independent, Northern Star, and Graceville Paper/KDIO Radio Station Cofounder with His Son, 1956

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children: Two chidren: James "Jim" David (son); Barbara (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was one of eleven children. His parents, Aaron B. and Gertrude, were the founders of Preston, Minnesota.

As a young adult he traveled over the United States in railroad boxcars and lived as a hobo.

He was a member of the Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Fraternity.

He died from complications related to pneumonia in Ortonville, Minnesota. His funeral was held at the First Congregational Church in Ortonville, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1959-60.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Ortonville
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/2/1961
Counties Represented: Big Stone
Occupation: Newspaper Editor and Publisher; Ortonville Independent, Northern Star, and Graceville Paper/KDIO Radio Station Cofounder with His Son, 1956
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • Game and Fish
  • General Legislation
  • Motor Vehicles
Articles & Books About
"Ortonville Newspaper Publisher Kaercher Dies (Obituary)." Minneapolis Tribune, August 14, 1991.

"L.A. Kaercher, Publisher Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Dispatch, August 14, 1981.

"Lem Kaercher, Ortonville Publisher, Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, August 14, 1981.

Spavin, Don. "Editor Has Hobnobbed with Presidents and Hobos." St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 27, 1972