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HALVORSON, Kittel, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Telemarken, Norway, December 15, 1846; in 1848 immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled near White Water, Walworth County, Wis.; moved to Columbia County and then to Winnebago County; attended the public schools in Winchester, Wis.; enlisted in Company C, First Regiment, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, in 1863, and served until the close of the Civil War; moved to Minnesota in November 1865 and settled near Belgrade, Stearns County; engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; justice of the peace 1870-1875; chairman of the board of supervisors 1870-1880; township assessor in 1880; town clerk 1880-1891; member of the State house of representatives 1886-1888; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits near Brooten, Stearns County, Minn.; alternate delegate to the People's Party National Convention in 1896; moved to Tewaukon Township, Sargent County, N.Dak., in 1900 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; returned to Minnesota in 1910 and resumed farming in North Fork until 1924, when he retired; died in Havana, N.Dak., on July 12, 1936; interment in Big Grove Church Cemetery, North Fork Township, near Brooten, Minn.

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

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Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1909-1958, 6 items. Biographical memorabilia.
Papers: In the Edwin H. Atwood and family papers, 1838-1954, 3.5 cubic feet. Other authors include Halvorson.
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