ANDERSEN, Herman Carl, (1897 - 1978)


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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.