QUIE, Albert Harold

QUIE, Albert Harold
Photograph, c. 1974, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives
1923–

Biography

QUIE, Albert Harold, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm in Wheeling Township, Rice County, near Dennison, Minn., September 18, 1923; attended the grade schools in Nerstrand and high school in Northfield; graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., in 1950; served as a pilot in the United States Navy, 1943-1945; owner and operator of a dairy farm; clerk, District 43 School Board 1949-1952; supervisor, Rice County Soil Conservation District 1950-1954; member of the Minnesota state senate, 1955-1958; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative August H. Andresen, and reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses (February 18, 1958-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 but was a successful candidate for Governor of Minnesota and served from January 1, 1979, until January 3, 1983; not a candidate for reelection in 1982; appointed to the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations, 1982; lecturer and teacher, 1983-1986; area director, Prison Fellowship, Minnesota and North Dakota, 1986-1987; executive vice president, Prison Fellowship USA, 1987-1988; is a resident of Minnetonka, Minn.

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External Research Collections

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1958-1992, 178 cubic feet. The papers of Albert Harold Quie include congressional office, legislative, and subject files, as well as campaign and political materials, personal and family correspondence and miscellany, and audio-visual materials. Congressional files focus on agriculture, education and labor, poverty, economic opportunity, and flood control, as well as Minnesota issues of particular concern to his constituency. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository and online.
Oral History: In the Hubert H. Humphrey Oral History Interview, 1964 and 1970, 0.1 cubic foot. Subjects covered in the interview include Albert Harold Quie.
Papers: In the Independent-Republicans of Minnesota State Central Committee Records, 1950-1988, 130.5 cubic feet. Subjects covered in the papers include Albert Harold Quie. An inventory for the papers is included in the repository.
Papers: In the Norman Martin Lorentzsen Papers, 1936-1982, 20 cubic feet. Other authors include Albert Harold Quie. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Minnesota Friends of Cyprus Records, 1967-1981, 3.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Albert Harold Quie. An inventory is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Minnesota Governor Herb Johnson Files, 1978-1982, 0.25 cubic foot. These files were kept by Herb Johnson, aide to Governor Quie, and concern proposed legislation to establish a Minnesota Center for the Older Adult Learner (1978-1979), the MinnesotaBoard on Aging (1979-1982), and the Minnesota Green Thumb program (1981-1982).
Papers: In the Minnesota Governor Labor and Industry Files, 1979-1982, 0.75 cubic foot. The files are from Albert Quie's tenure as Governor of Minnesota. The correspondence and background files of Carl W. Cummins and Darcy Miner relate to the State Department of Labor and Industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), prevailing wage rates, vocational rehabilitation, and workers' compensation.
Papers: In the Minnesota Governor Legislative Files, 1979-1982, 13 cubic feet. The files are from Albert Quie's tenure as Governor of Minnesota. Included are copies of bills accompanied by summary and recommendation forms prepared by members of the governor's staff and sometimes by executive department staff. There is also a log of bills acted upon in 1981-1982.
Papers: In the Minnesota Governor News Releases, 1979-1982, 2 cubic feet. The files are from when Albert Quie was Governor of Minnesota. The news releases concern the governor's statements, official acts, and travels; and weekly releases entitled "Gov. Al Quie's News Column." A folder list for the files is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Minnesota Governor Pardon Files, 1979-1982, 3.25 cubic feet. The files are from Albert's tenure as Governor of Minnesota. Included are applications for pardons, which may be accessed only upon court order in the case of a subsequent criminal judicial proceeding (Minn. Stat. 638.02).
Papers: In the Minnesota Governor Personal Files, 1978-1983, 19.5 cubic feet. The files are from when Albert Quie was Governor of Minnesota. The personal files contain materials (primarily correspondence) relating to persons and organizations with which Albert Quie maintained personal contact, activities in which he was personally involved, or issues in which he was personally interested. Although they are similar to the Central correspondence subject files (and some of the correspondence in them should be recorded in the Control correspondence and tracking cards), the personal files were maintained separately. The files also contain letters of support dating from Albert Quie's campaign and election (1979-1980), general subject correspondence, issue files, state department files, "staff and significant others" correspondence (with Minnesota legislators, governors of other states, U.S. senators and congressmen, and the president, as well as with staff), daily summaries of mail and telephone calls; and personal account check registers. An annotated box list is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Minnesota Governor Rob Stevenson Files, 1979-1982, 1.5 cubic feet. The files are from when Albert Quie was Governor of Minnesota. Included are materials relating to appointments, initiative and referendum, refugees, and Independent Republican party matters. Rob Stevenson seems to have helped Albert Quie conduct interviews of candidates for state agency positions and filed reports on them. There are several files of resumes and letters and other materials concerning persons who sought Albert Quie's assistance or support in pursuing presidential appointments. A folder list for the files is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Minnesota Governor Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission Closeout Files, 1978-1983, 0.5 cubic foot. The files of the Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission are from when Albert Quie was Governor of Minnesota. The Commission was abolished in 1983. The files document the activities of the Governor's Office in the audit and closeout of Minnesota projects funded by the Commission. A folder list of the files is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Minnesota State Auditor's Files, 1978-1990, 14 cubic feet. Subjects covered in the papers include Albert Harold Quie. A box list for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Herman Roe Papers, 1906-1965, 1 cubic foot. Other authors include Albert Harold Quie. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Cornell University
Manuscripts and University Archives

Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the National Federation of Grain Cooperatives Records, 1946-1976, 53 cubic feet. Subjects include Albert H. Quie.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum

Ann Arbor, NI
Papers: In the John Marsh Files, 1974-1977, 49.6 linear feet. Correspondents include Albert Quie.

Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Austin, TX
Oral History: April 30, 1969. 32 pages. Description in library.

Minnesota State University
Livingston Lord Library Archives

Moorhead, MN
Papers: In the Roger D. Moe Papers, ca. 1969-1990, 20 linear feet. Correspondents include Albert Quie.

Minnesota State University
University Archives and Southern Minnesota Historical Center

Mankato, MN
Papers: In the Franklin P. Kroehler, 1954-1975, 1.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Albert Quie.

Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur) Younger Papers , 1951-1968, 12.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Albert Quie.

University of Minnesota
Archives and Special Collections

Twin Cities, MN
Papers: In the Minnesota Friends of Cyprus Records, 1967-1981, 3.5 linear feet and 1 cassette tape. Persons represented include Albert Quie.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: In the John W.Byrnes Papers, 1938-1972, 142 cubic feet. Subjects include Albert H. Quie.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Quie, Albert H. "Church and State in America." In Congress and Conscience, edited by John B. Anderson, pp. 127-52. New York: Lippincott, 1970.

Quie, Gretchen. In the Potter's Hand: The Story of God at Work Shaping the Life of a Christian Artist, Governor's Wife, Devoted Mother, and Active Citizen. Minneapolis: Augsburg Pub. House., 1981.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Albert H. Quie, Republican Representative from Minnesota. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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