NELSEN, Ancher, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm in Renville County,
Near Buffalo Lake, Minn., October 11, 1904; graduated from high school in
Brownton, Minn., 1923; member of the District No. 75 school board, 1926-1935;
member of the Lynn Township, Minn., school board, 1929-1935; farmer; member of
the Minnesota state senate, 1935-1949; delegate to the Republican National
Conventions in 1948 and 1952; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1953;
administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration Program, Washington,
D.C., 1953-1956; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth Congress;
reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-December 31,
1974); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in
1974; died on November 30, 1992, in Hutchinson, Minn.; interment in Oakland
Cemetery, Hutchinson, Minn.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Ancher Nelsen, Republican Representative
from Minnesota. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,