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Ole Juulson KVALE

(1869-1929)

KVALE, Ole Juulson, (father of Paul John Kvale), a Representative from Minnesota; born near Decorah, Winnesheik County, Iowa, February 6, 1869; attended the rural schools; was graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1890, from Luther Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, Minn., in 1893, and from the University of Chicago in 1914; was ordained to the ministry in 1894 and served in Orfordville, Wis., from 1894 to 1917, and in Benson, Swift County, Minn., from 1917 until elected to Congress; unsuccessful candidate as an Independent Republican for election in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected as a Farmer-Labor candidate to the Sixty-eighth through Seventy-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death near Otter Tail Lake, Minn., on September 11, 1929; interment in Benson Cemetery, Benson, Minn.

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

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