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Hjalmar Carl NYGAARD

(1906-1963)

NYGAARD, Hjalmar Carl, a Representative from North Dakota; born on a farm near Sharon, Steele County, N.Dak., March 24, 1906; attended the public schools of Sharon, Mayville State Teachers College, and the University of North Dakota; taught in the rural schools of Emmons and Steele Counties, 1932-1935; engaged in the grocery business, 1936-1944, at Sharon, N.Dak., and in the hardware business, 1944-1960 at Enderlin, N.Dak.; served as mayor of Sharon and as a member of the school board; member of the State house of representatives, 1949-1960, serving as majority leader in 1955 and 1957 and as speaker in 1959; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and Eighty-eighth Congresses and served from January 3, 1961, until his death July 18, 1963; member, National Monument Commission, 1961-1963; died in the United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1963; interment in City Cemetery, Enderlin, N.Dak.

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

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