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Harren, Henry M.

Senate 1955-62 (District 46); Senate 1963-70 (District 26)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1922
Birth Place: Albany, Minnesota
Birth County: Stearns
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 5/29/1992
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Albany
Occupation (when first elected): Editor and Publisher, The Albany Enterprise Newspaper

EDUCATION

Albany Schools; At Least Elementary School; Graduate
University of Idaho; Attended College;
St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota; College Graduate;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/Commissioner: Stearns County, Minnesota (Agricultural Society, Director); 19?? to 19??
Military: United States Army, Engineers Battalion (World War II, Normandy Invasion; France, Belgium, and Germany; Recipient of Five Battle Stars); 194? to 194?
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Statehood Centennial Commission; 195? to 195? [Appointed]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Historical Society (Survey Analyst, Determined What Qualified in Minnesota for Addition to the National Register of Historic Places); 1972 to 1986

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Kathryn/Katherine (married around 1951)
Children: Six children: David, Gary, Mark, and Jeffrey "Jeff" (sons); Leora "Lee", and JoAnn (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

"As senator from the forty-sixth district (Stearns County) Harren will caucus with the Conservatives in this, his first term. (Henry M. Harren Resume. Source Unknown, 1955)

"Although legislators were not identified as Republicans and Democrat, Knapp said Harren usually voted with conservatives." (Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69. St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992)

He was a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus.

He died at home in Hastings, Minnesota.

Religion provided by Minnesota History, Fall 2008, p. 106.

Total Days Served: 5845

SESSIONS SERVED

66th Legislative Session (1969-1970) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 26
Elected: 11/8/1966
Residence: Albany
Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/4/1971
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, The Albany Enterprise Newspaper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Although legislators were not identified as Republicans and Democrat, Knapp said Harren usually voted with conservatives." (Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69. St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992)
Committees:
  • Civil Administration and Metropolitan Affairs (Chair)
  • Civil Administration and Metropolitan Affairs: Metropolitan Problems Division
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Finance
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Rules and Legislative Expense
  • Temperance and Liquor Control

65th Legislative Session (1967-1968)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 26
Elected: 11/8/1966
Residence: Albany
Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/4/1971
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, The Albany Enterprise Newspaper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Although legislators were not identified as Republicans and Democrat, Knapp said Harren usually voted with conservatives." (Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69. St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992)
Committees:
  • Civil Administration and Metropolitan Affairs (Chair)
  • Civil Administration and Metropolitan Affairs: Metropolitan Problems Division
  • Election and Reapportionment
  • Finance
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Rules and Legislative Expense
  • Temperance and Liquor Control

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 26
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Albany
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, The Albany Enterprise Newspaper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Although legislators were not identified as Republicans and Democrat, Knapp said Harren usually voted with conservatives." (Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69. St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992)
Committees:
  • Civil Administration (Chair)
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Finance
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Liquor Control
  • Public Welfare
  • Rules and Legislative Expense

63rd Legislative Session (1963-1964)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 26
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Albany
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, The Albany Enterprise Newspaper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Although legislators were not identified as Republicans and Democrat, Knapp said Harren usually voted with conservatives." (Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69. St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992)
Committees:
  • Civil Administration (Chair)
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Finance
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Liquor Control
  • Public Welfare
  • Rules and Legislative Expense

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 46
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Albany
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, The Albany Enterprise Newspaper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Although legislators were not identified as Republicans and Democrat, Knapp said Harren usually voted with conservatives." (Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69. St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992)
Committees:
  • Civil Administration
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Public Welfare

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 46
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Albany
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, The Albany Enterprise Newspaper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "Although legislators were not identified as Republicans and Democrat, Knapp said Harren usually voted with conservatives." (Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69. St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992)
Committees:
  • Civil Administration
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Public Welfare

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 46
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Albany
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, The Albany Enterprise Newspaper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "As senator from the forty-sixth district (Stearns County) Harren will caucus with the Conservatives in this, his first term. (Henry M. Harren Resume. Source Unknown, 1955?) "Although legislators were not identified as Republicans and Democrat, Knapp said Harren usually voted with conservatives." (Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69. St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Public Welfare
  • Soldiers Welfare and Soldiers Home
  • Towns and Counties

59th Legislative Session (1955-1956)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 46
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Albany
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Editor and Publisher, The Albany Enterprise Newspaper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "As senator from the forty-sixth district (Stearns County) Harren will caucus with the Conservatives in this, his first term. (Henry M. Harren Resume. Source Unknown, 1955?) "Although legislators were not identified as Republicans and Democrat, Knapp said Harren usually voted with conservatives." (Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69. St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Public Welfare
  • Soldiers Welfare and Soldiers Home
  • Towns and Counties
Articles & Books About
"Late Albany Publisher Honored by State's Preservation Alliance." Albany/Stearns Morrison Enterprise, December 29, 1992.

"Henry M. Harren, Former State Albany Senator, Historian, Newspaperman (Obituary)." Star Tribune, June 3, 1992.

Uken, Cindy. "Former Albany-Area Legislator Dead at 69 (Obituary)." St. Cloud Times, May 31, 1992.

Henry M. Harren Profile, Source Unknown, 1955 and 195?.