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Swenson, Donald E.

House 1959-62 (District 8)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Blue Earth

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth:
Birth Place: Mankato, Minnesota
Birth County: Blue Earth
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/6/1991
Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Mankato
Occupation (when first elected): Chairman, Mankato School Board/Municipal Bond Consultant, T.G. Evensen and Associates, Inc., Minneapolis

EDUCATION

Mankato High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1930
Gustavus Adolphus College; College Graduate; 1935

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Coordinating Committee on Education; 1??? to 19??
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Board of Education Advisory Committee on Junior Colleges (Vice-Chair); 1??? to 19??
School Board/Administration: Mankato, Minnesota (School Board; Chair); 1943 to 1957 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ella M. Thomas (married on September 1, 1939)
Children: Three children: Judith "Judy" and Karen (daughters); and Thomas "Tom" (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Republican Party. (Spring Valley Tribune, February 20, 1991)

He was a member of the Sious Falls, South Dakota College Board of Trustees.

He died at Fairview-Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota. His memorial service was held at Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

62nd Legislative Session (1961-1962)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08
Elected: 11/8/1960
Residence: Mankato
Term of Office: 1/3/1961 to 1/7/1963
Counties Represented: Blue Earth
Occupation: Municipal Bond Consultant, T.G. Evensen and Associates, Inc., Minneapolis
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Cities of the First and Second Class
  • Claims
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • Municipal Affairs

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Mankato
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/2/1961
Counties Represented: Blue Earth
Occupation: Chairman, Mankato School Board/Municipal Bond Consultant, T.G. Evensen and Associates, Inc., Minneapolis
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Aircraft and Airways
  • Banking
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • Education
  • Municipal Affairs
Articles & Books About
"Donald E. Swenson, 77, Former State Rep., Dies." Spring Valley Tribune, February 20, 1991.