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August H. Andresen

August Herman Andresen (October 11, 1890 – January 14, 1958) was a lawyer and politician from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Congress as a Republican for thirty-one years.

August H. Andresen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 14, 1958
Preceded byDistrict inactive
Succeeded byAl Quie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byCharles Russell Davis
Succeeded byDistrict inactive
Personal details
Born(1890-10-11)October 11, 1890
Newark, Illinois
DiedJanuary 14, 1958(1958-01-14) (aged 67)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political partyRepublican

Andresen was born in Newark, Illinois to Reverend Ole and Anna Andresen. He graduated from St. Olaf College in 1912 and William Mitchell College of Law (then the St. Paul College of Law) in 1914. He married Julia Lien the same year. [1]

He was first elected to Congress in 1925, serving the third district from 1925–1933, in the 69th, 70th, 71st, and 72nd congresses, and the first district from 1935 – 1958, in the 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, and 85th congresses.

By 1948, Andresen was the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. In 1952, Andresen had been one of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's finalists for Secretary of Agriculture, but Andresen declined to give up his seat.

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  1. ^ "Pastor Ole Andresen". The Organization of Newark Lutheran Church. Retrieved November 3, 2015.

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