KNUTSON, Harold

KNUTSON, Harold
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1880–1953

Biography

KNUTSON, Harold, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Skien, Norway, October 20, 1880; immigrated to the United States in 1886 with his parents, who settled in Chicago, Ill., and later moved to a farm near Clear Lake, Sherburne County, Minn.; attended the common and agricultural schools; apprenticed as a printer; published the Royalton Banner at Royalton, the Foley Independent at Foley, and the Wadena Pioneer Journal at Wadena; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1902, 1904, and 1910, and to the Republican National Convention in 1940; associate editor of the St. Cloud Daily Journal-Press in 1910 and 1911; president of the Northern Minnesota Editorial Association in 1910 and 1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-January 3, 1949); majority whip (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); chairman, Committee on Pensions (Sixty-seventh through Seventy-first Congresses), Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixty-eighth Congress), Committee on Insular Affairs (Seventy-first Congress), Committee on Ways and Means (Eightieth Congress), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eightieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; again became active in the publishing of the Wadena Pioneer Journal until his death in Wadena, Minn., August 21, 1953; interment in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, Minn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1919-1948, 1 cubic foot. The papers include congressional files of Harold Knutson. These papers contain voting records, legislative bills, and phonodiscs of speeches in sound and visual collections. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the records of the Central Council of District Clubs Organization, 1928-1940, 0.25 cubic foot. Other authors include Harold Knutson. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the records of the Duluth Federated Trades and Labor Assembly Organization Other authors include Harold Knutson. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the records of the Excelsior Fruit Growers Association, 1900-1969, 5 cubic feet. Other authors include Harold Knutson. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the papers of Mathias N. Koll, ca. 1880-1971, 11 cubic feet. Other authors include Harold Knutson. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the papers of W. I. Nolan, 1900-1943, 3.5 cubic feet. Other authors include Harold Knutson. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Minnesota Music Teachers' Association Records, 1913-1960, 1.5 cubic feet. Other authors include Harold Knutson. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the papers of J.A.O. Preus and Family, 1853-1946, 15.5 cubic feet. Other authors include Harold Knutson. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the papers Hiding Alfred Swanson, 1873-1955, 1.25 cubic feet. Other authors include Harold Knutson. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the papers of Hjalmar Petersen, 1907-1968, 11.5 cubic feet (24 boxes). Correspondents include Harold Knutson.

Huntington Library
Manuscripts Department

San Marino, CA
Papers: In the John C. Lockwood Papers, ca. 1860-1926, 95 items. Other authors include Harold Knutson.

Norwegian-American Historical Association
St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN
Papers: 1945-1946, 33 items. Papers include articles entitled "Observations from Washington."

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the papers of Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959, 15 linear feet. Other authors include Harold Knutson. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.
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