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Haldor Erickson BOEN

(1851-1912)

BOEN, Haldor Erickson, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Sondre Aurdal, Valders, Norway, January 2, 1851; immigrated to the United States in 1868 and settled in Mower County, Minn.; attended the St. Cloud Normal School in 1869 and 1870; located near Fergus Falls, Ottertail County, January 1, 1871; employed in the auditor’s office in 1872, computing the first taxes levied in Ottertail County; taught in the common schools of that county 1874-1879; justice of the peace 1875-1900; elected county commissioner in 1880; register of deeds 1888-1892; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; editor of the Fergus Falls Globe; resumed agricultural pursuits in Ottertail County, Minn.; died in Aurdal Township, Ottertail County, Minn., July 23, 1912; interment in Aurdal Cemetery, near Fergus Falls, Minn.

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

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