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Kittel HALVORSON

(1846-1936)

HALVORSON, Kittel, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Telemarken, Norway, December 15, 1846; in 1848 immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled near White Water, Walworth County, Wis.; moved to Columbia County and then to Winnebago County; attended the public schools in Winchester, Wis.; enlisted in Company C, First Regiment, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, in 1863, and served until the close of the Civil War; moved to Minnesota in November 1865 and settled near Belgrade, Stearns County; engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; justice of the peace 1870-1875; chairman of the board of supervisors 1870-1880; township assessor in 1880; town clerk 1880-1891; member of the State house of representatives 1886-1888; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits near Brooten, Stearns County, Minn.; alternate delegate to the People’s Party National Convention in 1896; moved to Tewaukon Township, Sargent County, N.Dak., in 1900 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; returned to Minnesota in 1910 and resumed farming in North Fork until 1924, when he retired; died in Havana, N.Dak., on July 12, 1936; interment in Big Grove Church Cemetery, North Fork Township, near Brooten, Minn.

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

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