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Wingard, John P.

House 1963-64 (District 30); House 1965-66 (District 30); House 1967-72 (District 13A)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1927
Birth Place: Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Brooklyn Center
Occupation (when first elected): Potato Farmer

EDUCATION

Brooklyn Center Public Schools; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota; B.A.; History

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judge: Brooklyn Center, Minnesota (Justice of the Peace); 1954 to 1962

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children: Four children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Total Days Served: 3542

SESSIONS SERVED

67th Legislative Session (1971-1972)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13A
Elected: 11/3/1970
Residence: Champlin
Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Potato Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Claims (Chair)
  • Education
  • Higher Education
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
  • Natural Resources

66th Legislative Session (1969-1970)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13A
Elected: 11/5/1968
Residence: Champlin
Term of Office: 1/7/1969 to 1/4/1971
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Potato Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Cities of the Second and Third Class
  • Education
  • Higher Education
  • Land and Water Resources
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs

65th Legislative Session (1967-1968)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 13A
Elected: 11/8/1966
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/6/1969
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Potato Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Cities of the Second and Third Class
  • Education
  • Government Employee Security
  • Highways
  • Recreation and Water Resources

64th Legislative Session (1965-1966)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 30
Elected: 3/27/1965
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 4/20/1965 to 1/2/1967 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Potato Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Session Notes: His opponent, Linn Slattengren, won the 1964 general election but was found guilty of violating the Minnesota Corrupt Practices Act, so he was not sworn in. The seat was declared vacant and a special election was held. John P. Wingard won the special election but his win was contested by Linn Slattengren. The House investigated and determined that neither candidate had violated the law. John P. Wingard was sworn in on April 20, 1965.

63rd Legislative Session (1963-1964)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 30
Elected: 11/6/1962
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/4/1965
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Potato Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Cities of the 1st and 2nd Class
  • Education
  • General Legislation
  • Highways
  • Recreation and Water Resources
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Articles & Books About
Wingard v. Slattengren, Minnesota Journal of the House, 1965. - Cover sheet and various pages from the Minnesota Journal of the House, 1965 related to violations of the Minnesota Corrupt Practices Act in the 1964 election.