Kittel Halvorson


Kittel Halvorson

Kittel Halvorson (December 15, 1846 – July 12, 1936) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota; born in Telemarken, Norway; in 1848 immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled near White Water, Walworth County, Wisconsin; moved to Columbia County and then to Winnebago County; attended the public schools in Winchester, Wisconsin; enlisted in Company C, First Regiment, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, in 1863, and served until the close of the Civil War, including the Battle of Mission Ridge, Chatanooga; moved to Minnesota in November 1865 and settled near Belgrade, Stearns County; engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; justice of the peace 1870 – 1875; chairman of the board of supervisors 1870 – 1880; township assessor in 1880; town clerk 1880 – 1891; member of the Minnesota House of Representatives 1886 – 1888; elected as a Populist to the 52nd United States Congress, (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the 53rd Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits near Brooten, Stearns County, Minnesota; alternate delegate to the Populist Party National Convention in 1896; moved to Tewaukon Township, Sargent County, North Dakota, in 1900 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; returned to Minnesota in 1910 and resumed farming in North Fork until 1924, when he retired; died in Havana, North Dakota, on July 12, 1936; interment in Big Grove Church Cemetery, North Fork Township, near Brooten, Minnesota.

References

* [http://www.leg.state.mn.us/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=13174 Minnesota Legislators Past and Present]


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