HAGEN, Harold Christian

HAGEN, Harold Christian
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1901–1957

Biography

HAGEN, Harold Christian, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Crookston, Polk County, Minn., November 10, 1901; attended the public and high schools; was graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., in 1917; engaged in railroading, in agricultural pursuits, and as reporter, editor, and publisher of a Norwegian-language newspaper 1920-1928; taught history and civics at Mandan (N.Dak.) High School in 1928; publisher and editor of the Polk County Leader, Crookston, Minn., 1928-1932; secretary to Hon. Richard T. Buckler 1934-1942; delegate to the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, Washington, D.C., in 1937; elected as a Farmer-Laborite to the Seventy-eighth Congress and as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress and for election in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; engaged in public relations work until his death in Washington, D.C., March 19, 1957; interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, 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: 1923-1957, 18 cubic feet The papers of Harold Christian Hagen include congressional office subject files and constituent correspondence. Subjects covered in the papers focus on rural issues, Ojibwe Indian welfare, postal and social services, and veterans' affairs. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the L.H. Brittin papers, 1898 and 1913-1953, 5 cubic feet. Other authors include Hagen. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Richard Thompson Buckler and family papers, 1886-1957, 0.75 cubic foot. Other authors include Hagen. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Minnesota Department of Education Indian Education Section correspondence, ca. 1936-1991, 2.9 cubic feet. The papers include files concerning Indian school bank accounts and legislation with legislators, including Hagen. An annotated folder list for the records is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Arthur O. Reierson papers, 1917 and 1934-1965, 2.5 cubic feet. Other authors include Hagen. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

University of North Dakota
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library

Grand Forks, ND
Papers: 1954, 36 items. The papers include correspondence and press releases concerning Hagen's legislative activities.
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