KVALE, Ole Juulson

KVALE, Ole Juulson
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1869–1929

Biography

KVALE, Ole Juulson, (father of Paul John Kvale), A Representative from Minnesota; born near Decorah, Winnesheik County, Iowa, February 6, 1869; attended the rural schools; was graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1890, from Luther Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, Minn., in 1893, and from the University of Chicago in 1914; was ordained to the ministry in 1894 and served in Orfordville, Wis., from 1894 to 1917, and in Benson, Swift County, Minn., from 1917 until elected to Congress; unsuccessful candidate as an Independent Republican for election in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected as a Farmer-Labor candidate to the Sixty-eighth through Seventy-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death near Otter Tail Lake, Minn., on September 11, 1929; interment in Benson Cemetery, Benson, 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: 1894-1929, 1.5 cubic feet (approximately 1,500 items). The collection includes correspondence, sermons, speeches, newspaper clippings, and papers relating chiefly to his land investments. Some of the items are in Norwegian. An unpublished inventory is available in the repository. There are items related to Kvale in several other collections at the Minnesota Historical Society.
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