KARTH, Joseph Edward, (1922 - 2005)

KARTH, Joseph Edward, a Representative from Minnesota; born in New Brighton, Ramsey County, Minn., August 26, 1922; attended public schools and the University of Nebraska School of Engineering; interrupted his education during the Second World War to serve in the United States Army, with service in the European Theater of Operations; employed by the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company; international representative of OCAW-AFL-CIO 1947-1958; member of the Minnesota house of representatives, 1950-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; established a consulting firm; died on May 29, 2005, in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Joseph E. Karth, Democratic Representative from Minnesota. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.