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McKenzie, William Bryan "Bill, Wm. B."

House 1959-62 (District 41); House 1963-64 (District 48)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1898
Birth Place: Kingston Township, Minnesota
Birth County: Meeker
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 6/6/1989
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Bill, Wm. B.
City of Residence (when first elected): North Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Directing Business Representative, District Lodge No. 77, International Association of Machinists

EDUCATION

Kimball High School; Secondary; Didn't Finish the 10th Grade

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Army (World War I); 1917 to 1919

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married (4 times); Catherine (4th wife, married after he left office)
Children: Nine children: Lawrence, William A., Dennis, Richard, Thomas, and Patrick A. (sons); Rose Marie, Katherine, and Mary Ann (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Scottish ancestry. He was a member of Clan Campbell No. 116, Order of Scottish Clans.

He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party. (Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1959-60, 1961-62, 1963-64)

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He died at the Aitkin Community Nursing Home in Aitkin, Minnesota. His funeral was held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in North St. Paul, Minnesota. He was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery.

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

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

63rd Legislative Session (1963-1964)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/4/1965
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Directing Business Representative, District Lodge No. 77, International Association of Machinists
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party. (Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1959-60, 1961-62, 1963-64)
Committees:
  • Employees Compensation
  • Health and Welfare
  • Industrial and Employee Relations
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
  • Recreation and Water Resources

62nd Legislative Session (1961-1962)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 41
Elected: 11/8/1960
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/3/1961 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Directing Business Represenative, District Lodge No. 77, International Association of Machinists
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party. (Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1959-60, 1961-62, 1963-64)
Committees:
  • Banking
  • Commerce, Manufacturing and Retail Trade
  • Employees Compensation
  • Engrossment and Enrollment
  • Labor
  • Welfare

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 41
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: North Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/2/1961
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Directing Business Representative, District Lodge No. 77, International Association of Machinists
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus Party Notes: He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party. (Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1959-60, 1961-62, 1963-64)
Committees:
  • Banking
  • Commerce, Manufacturing and Retail Trade
  • Employees Compensation
  • General Legislation
  • Penal Institutions
  • Welfare
Articles & Books About
"Ex-Legislator William McKenzie Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 9, 1989.

"William B. McKenzie, 91; Was State Representative (Obituary)." Star Tribune, June 9, 1989.