Gov. Knute Nelson, US Senate & Congress

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Knute Nelson (Evanger)

Also Known As: "Knud", "Evanger", "Knute Nelson"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Evanger
Death: April 28, 1923 (80)
Alexandria (Died on a train near Timonium, Maryland, while en route to his home)
Place of Burial: Alexandria, Minnesota, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Helge Knutson Styve and Ingebjørg Halldorsdatter Kvilekvål
Husband of Nikoline Marie Jacobsdatter Skjeparud
Father of Ida G Nelson; Henry Nelson; Bertha H Nelson; Maria Theresa Nelson and Catharine Louisa Nelson

Occupation: US Senator, Politican, Lawer
Managed by: Sverre Berntsen
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About Gov. Knute Nelson, US Senate & Congress

Knute Nelson, born on the farm Kvilekval (Qvileqval), Evanger, Voss, Norwegian-American politician (Republican), came to the U.S. in 1849 and grew up in Wisconsin. Participated in the American Civil War from 1861 to 1864, later legal education. Member of Wisconsin's legislature from 1868 to 1869 and of the Minnesota Senate from 1875 to 1878. Nelson was a member of Congress (House of Representatives) 1883-1892, 1892 was chosen as Minnesota's governor, re-elected 1894. From 1895 until his death he was a member of the U.S. Senate. -

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Gov. Knute Nelson, US Senate & Congress's Timeline

February 2, 1843
May 23, 1867
Age 24
Wisconsin, United States
February 14, 1871
Age 28
Age 29
May 21, 1875
Age 32
Age 31
April 28, 1923
Age 80
Alexandria, Minnesota, USA