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Rask, Samuel A. "Sam"

Senate 1917-22 (District 16)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Steele, Waseca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/15/1874
Birth Place: Caledonia, Minnesota
Birth County: Houston
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 10/3/1959
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Sam
City of Residence (when first elected): Blooming Prairie
Occupation (when first elected): Banking Business; President, 1st National Bank of Blooming Prairie

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, 13th Regiment, Company F (Spanish-American War, Corporal); 1898 to 1898

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Harriet
Children: One child: Mrs. Johnson (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was born on a farm.

He moved to Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota in 1899.

He was a member of the Lions Club, Masonic Orders, and the Elks.

He died in Hudson, Wisconsin and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Plot D, 1746. The Senate Journal lists his death date as October 5, but the U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 and his gravestone lists his death date as October 3.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

42nd Legislative Session (1921-1922) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 11/5/1918
Residence: Blooming Prairie
Term of Office: 1/7/1919 to 1/1/1923
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Banking Business; President, 1st National Bank of Blooming Prairie
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Civil Administration
  • Finance
  • Military Affairs (Chair)
  • Re-apportionment
  • Towns, Counties and Municipalities

41st Legislative Session (1919-1920)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 11/5/1918
Residence: Blooming Prairie
Term of Office: 1/7/1919 to 1/1/1923
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Banking Business; President, 1st National Bank of Blooming Prairie
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Military Affairs (Chair)
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Towns and Counties

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 11/7/1916
Residence: Blooming Prairie
Term of Office: 1/2/1917 to 1/6/1919 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Banking Business; President, 1st National Bank of Blooming Prairie
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Public Institutions and Buildings
  • Public Service Corporations
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Towns and Counties
Session Notes: He won a special election due to the death of Eugene Belnap Collester on September 4, 1915.