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Heuer, William C.F.

Senate 1955-62 (District 51); Senate 1963-66 (District 54)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Todd, Wadena

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/19/1905
Birth Place: Bertha, Minnesota
Birth County: Todd
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 7/17/1975
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Bertha
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

Bertha Public Schools; At Least Elementary School; 8th Grade

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: Bertha, Minnesota (Town Board Clerk, 20 years); 19?? to 19??
School Board/Administration: Districts 85 and 278, Bertha, Minnesota (School Board); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Selma Rosenberg
Children: Eight children: Donald, Gerald, James, Waldemar, and Charles (sons); Maxine, Ramona, and Carolyn (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was born on his family farm south of Bertha, Minnesota.

"Heuer, who represented Todd and Wadena counties in the Senate from 1954-1966, was active in the DFL party." (St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 18, 1975)

"Heuer, a Democratic-Farmer Laborite, represented Todd and Wadena counties from 1954 through 1966." (St. Paul Dispatch, July 18, 1975)

He died from a heart attack at home in Bertha, Minnesota. His funeral was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bertha, Minnesota.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bertha, Minnesota..

Religion provided by newspaper articles.

Total Days Served: 4382

SESSIONS SERVED

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 54
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Bertha
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
Counties Represented: Todd, Wadena
Occupation: Livestock Farmer/Bookkeeper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "Heuer, a Democratic-Farmer Laborite, represented Todd and Wadena counties from 1954 through 1966." (St. Paul Dispatch, July 18, 1975)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Public Welfare

63rd Legislative Session (1963-1964)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 54
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Bertha
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
Counties Represented: Todd, Wadena
Occupation: Livestock Farmer/Bookkeeper
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "Heuer, a Democratic-Farmer Laborite, represented Todd and Wadena counties from 1954 through 1966." (St. Paul Dispatch, July 18, 1975)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor
  • Public Buildings

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 51
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Bertha
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Todd, Wadena
Occupation: Livestock Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "Heuer, a Democratic-Farmer Laborite, represented Todd and Wadena counties from 1954 through 1966." (St. Paul Dispatch, July 18, 1975)
Committees:
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 51
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Bertha
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Todd, Wadena
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "Heuer, a Democratic-Farmer Laborite, represented Todd and Wadena counties from 1954 through 1966." (St. Paul Dispatch, July 18, 1975)
Committees:
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Game and Fish
  • Labor

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 51
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Bertha
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Todd, Wadena
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "Heuer, a Democratic-Farmer Laborite, represented Todd and Wadena counties from 1954 through 1966." (St. Paul Dispatch, July 18, 1975)
Committees:
  • Education
  • Labor
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Public Welfare
  • Workmens Compensation and Unemployment Insurance

59th Legislative Session (1955-1956)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 51
Elected: 11/2/1954
Residence: Bertha
Term of Office: 1/4/1955 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Todd, Wadena
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: "Heuer, a Democratic-Farmer Laborite, represented Todd and Wadena counties from 1954 through 1966." (St. Paul Dispatch, July 18, 1975)
Committees:
  • Education
  • Labor
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Public Welfare
  • Workmens Compensation and Unemployment Insurance
Articles & Books About
Becker, Carol. "Wegener is Bertha's Third Senator and Third County Commissioner." Eagle Bend and Bertha News Herald, February 27, 1991.

"Former Legislator William Heuer Dies (Obituary)." Minneapolis Star, July 18, 1975.

"Former Sen. Heuer, 69, Dies at Home (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 18, 1975.

"William Heuer, Ex-Senator, Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Dispatch, July 18, 1975.

“Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Sen. Heuer." Minneapolis Star, January? 1961.