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Theodore CHRISTIANSON

(1883-1948)

CHRISTIANSON, Theodore, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm near Lac qui Parle, Lac qui Parle County, Minn., September 12, 1883; attended the rural schools and Dawson (Minn.) High School; was graduated from the arts college of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1906 and from its law school in 1909; principal of the public school at Robbindale, Minn., 1906-1909; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minn.; also owner and publisher of the Dawson Sentinel 1909-1925; president of the village council at Dawson, Minn., in 1910 and 1911; member of the State house of representatives 1915-1925; Governor of Minnesota 1925-1931; manufacturing executive in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1931 and 1932; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1936; served as secretary-manager of the National Association of Retail Grocers, Chicago, Ill., 1937-1939 and as public-relations counsel for the National Association of Retail Druggists, Chicago, Ill., 1939-1945; editor of the National Association of Retail Druggists Journal, Chicago, Ill., from 1945 until his death; died in Dawson, Minn., on December 9, 1948; interment in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

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

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