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Einar HOIDALE

(1870-1952)

HOIDALE, Einar, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Tromso, Norway, August 17, 1870; immigrated in 1879 to the United States with his parents, who settled near Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minn.; attended the common schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1898; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New Ulm, Minn.; prosecuting attorney of Brown County 1900-1906; also engaged as a newspaper publisher at Dawson and Madison, Minn., 1900-1904; judge advocate of the State militia 1900-1908; moved to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1907 and continued the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920, 1932, and 1936; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; returned to Minneapolis, Minn., and practiced law; died in St. Petersburg, Fla., December 5, 1952; interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

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

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