SELVIG, Conrad George, (1877 - 1953)


Campaign postcard (detail), 1926-1932, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SELVIG, Conrad George, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Rushford, Fillmore County, Minn., October 11, 1877; attended the public schools and was graduated from Rushford High School in 1895; in the war with Spain served as a private with the Twelfth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry; taught rural and village schools; was graduated from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1907; superintendent of schools at Harmony and Glencoe, Minn., 1901-1910; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1908; was appointed director of the University of Minnesota Northwest School of Agriculture and Experiment Station, Crookston, Minn., in 1910; president of various Red River Valley farm and community development organizations; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; moved to Santa Monica, Calif., in 1935; vice president of the National Hearing Society and was the society’s legislative chairman; died in Santa Monica, Calif., August 2, 1953; interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Minn.