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Henry Martin ARENS

(1873-1963)

ARENS, Henry Martin, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Westphalia, Germany, November 21, 1873; attended the public schools and an agricultural school in Germany; immigrated to the United States in 1889 and settled near Jordan, Scott County, Minn.; engaged in agricultural pursuits in 1903; member of the board of aldermen of Jordan, Minn., 1905-1913; served on the board of education 1913-1919; one of the organizers of Land O’ Lakes Creamery in 1920 and a member of the board of directors for twelve years and vice president 1927-1933; member of the State house of representatives 1919-1923; served in the State senate 1923-1929; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota 1929-1931; elected as a Farmer-Laborite to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress and for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; unsuccessful candidate in 1942 for the Farmer-Labor nomination for United States Senator; retired from active business in 1944; died in Jordan Minn., October 6, 1963; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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