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Thompson, Helmer T.

House 1957-60 (District 51)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Todd

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/11/1896
Birth Place: Brooten, Minnesota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 4/25/1989
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Staples
Occupation (when first elected): Teacher, Adult Education Courses Sponsored by the Federal Government

EDUCATION

St. Cloud State College; B.E.;
University of Minnesota; Attended Graduate School;
Attended Law School; Los Angeles, California; Extension Law Courses

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Sophia (she died in 1985)
Children: Two children: Elaine and Marinda (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He taught high school, 1921-1937.

He was a member of the Republican Party.

He died at the Belgrade Nursing Home in Belgrade, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Big Grove Lutheran Church near Brooten, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 1456

SESSIONS SERVED

61st Legislative Session (1959-1960)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51
Elected: 11/4/1958
Residence: Staples
Term of Office: 1/6/1959 to 1/2/1961
Counties Represented: Todd
Occupation: Teacher, Adult Education Courses Sponsored by the Federal Government
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Commercial Transportation and Communications
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • Education
  • General Legislation

60th Legislative Session (1957-1958)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51
Elected: 11/6/1956
Residence: Staples
Term of Office: 1/8/1957 to 1/5/1959
Counties Represented: Todd
Occupation: Teacher, Adult Education Courses Sponsored by the Federal Government
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Commercial Transportation and Communications
  • Drainage and Soil Conservation
  • Education
  • General Legislation
Articles & Books About
"Helmer T. Thompson, Ex-Teacher, Legislator (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 27, 1989.