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Ancher NELSEN

(1904-1992)

NELSEN, Ancher, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm in Renville County, Near Buffalo Lake, Minn., October 11, 1904; graduated from high school in Brownton, Minn., 1923; member of the District No. 75 school board, 1926-1935; member of the Lynn Township, Minn., school board, 1929-1935; farmer; member of the Minnesota state senate, 1935-1949; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1948 and 1952; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1953; administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration Program, Washington, D.C., 1953-1956; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth Congress; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-December 31, 1974); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; died on November 30, 1992, in Hutchinson, Minn.; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson, Minn.

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

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