HAUGEN, Gilbert Nelson

HAUGEN, Gilbert Nelson
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1859–1933

Biography

HAUGEN, Gilbert Nelson, a Representative from Iowa; born near Orfordville, Rock County, Wis., April 21, 1859; attended the rural schools; moved to Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa, in 1873 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; attended Breckenridge College, Decorah, Iowa, and Academic and Commercial College, Janesville, Wis.; engaged in various enterprises, principally real estate and banking; moved to Northwood, Iowa, in 1886 and engaged in banking; treasurer of Worth County, Iowa, 1887-1893; in 1890 organized the Northwood Banking Co. and became its president; member of the State house of representatives 1894-1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Sixtieth Congress), Committee on Agriculture (Sixty-sixth through Seventy-first Congresses); co-sponsor of the McNary-Haugen farm bill in 1927; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; died at Northwood, Iowa, July 18, 1933; interment in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood, Iowa.

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

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External Research Collections

Cornell University Library
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the National Forestry Program Committee records, 1920-1928; 1945-1947, 2 cubic feet. Haugen included among correspondents.

Montauk

Clermont, IA
Papers: 1899-1911. 50 letters. In William Larrabee collection Congressional papers and correspondence. Finding aid in repository.

State Historical Society of Iowa

Des Moines, IA
Papers: 15 items in Alonzo Abernethy and Politics collections. Letters and campaign literature. Finding aid in repository.

State Historical Society of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1882-1940. 81 feet. Personal, business, and political papers. Unpublished finding aid in repository.

University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Joseph Grinnell papers, 1884-1938, 10.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Haugen.
Papers: In the Audubon Association of the Pacific records, 1917-1945, 1.5 linear feet. Haugen included among correspondents.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Contested Election Case of D. D. Murphy v. G.N. Haugen from the Fourth Congressional District of Iowa. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911.

Harstad, Peter T., and Bonnie Lindemann. Gilbert N. Haugen: Norwegian-American Farm Politician. Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1992.

Haugen, Gilbert Nelson. The agricultural bill. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900].

Michael, Bonnie. "Gilbert N. Haugen. Apprentice Congressman." Palimpsest 59 (July/August 1978): 118-29.

Murphy, Daniel D. Contested Election Case of D. D. Murphy v. G.N. Haugen from the Fourth Congressional District of Iowa. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911.

Schacht, John N. Three Progressives From Iowa: Gilbert N. Haugen, Herbert C. Hoover, Henry A. Wallace. Iowa City: Center for the Study of the Recent History of the United States, 1980.

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