ANDERSON, Wendell Richard, (1933 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1976-1978
Party: Democrat


Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

ANDERSON, Wendell Richard, a Senator from Minnesota; born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 1, 1933; educated in the public schools of St. Paul; graduated, University of Minnesota 1954 and University of Minnesota Law School 1960; admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1960 and commenced practice in St. Paul; represented the United States in 1956 Olympic Games (hockey) at Cortina, Italy; served in the United States Army 1956-1957; member, Minnesota house of representatives 1959-1963; member, Minnesota senate 1963-1971; governor of Minnesota from 1971 until his resignation in 1976; member of the Democratic National Committee’s Executive Committee 1974-1975; Democratic National Convention Platform Committee chairman 1975; appointed on December 30, 1976, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Walter F. Mondale for the term ending January 3, 1979, and served from December 30, 1976, until his resignation December 29, 1978; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1978; is a resident of Wayzata, Minn.