ANDERSEN, Herman Carl

ANDERSEN, Herman Carl
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1897–1978

Biography

ANDERSEN, Herman Carl, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Newcastle, Kings County, Wash., January 27, 1897; moved with his parents to a farm near Tyler, Lincoln County, Minn., in 1901; attended the rural schools; attended the University of Washington and later the Naval Academy; engaged in cattle raising and agricultural pursuits 1919-1925 and as a civil engineer 1925-1930; resumed agricultural pursuits near Tyler, Minn., 1930-1938; member of the State house of representatives in 1935; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for renomination as an Independent in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resided in Falls Church, Va.; died in Arlington, Va., July 26, 1978; cremated; ashes interred in Danebod Lutheran Cemetery, Tyler, 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: 1889-1974, 5.1 cubic feet. The collection includes personal and congressional papers of Herman Carl Andersen, relating in particular to agricultural issues, flood control, the Rural Electrification Administration, the Soil Bank Act, Billie Sol Estes, and Minnesota politics. The collection also contains photographs and sound recordings. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Minnesota Music Teachers' Association Records, 1913-1960, 1.5 cubic feet. Other authors include Herman Carl Andersen. An inventory is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Hjalmar Petersen papers, 1907-1968, 14.5 cubic feet. Persons represented include H. Carl Andersen.
Papers: In the Theodor S. Slen papers, 1937-1982, 0.65 cubic foot. Persons represented include H. Carl Andersen.
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