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