Halvor Steenerson (June 30, 1852 – November 22, 1926) was an American Republican politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Minnesota's 9th congressional district from 1903 to 1923.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Minnesota's 9th district
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1923
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Knud Wefald|
|Member of the Minnesota Senate |
from the 45th district
January 2, 1883 – January 3, 1887
|Born||June 30, 1852|
Pleasant Springs, Wisconsin
|Died||November 22, 1926 (aged 74)|
|Resting place||Oakdale Cemetery |
Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota
|Alma mater||Union College of Law|
Halvor Steenerson was born at Pleasant Springs near Madison Dane County, Wisconsin. He moved with his parents to Sheldon, Houston County, Minnesota, in 1853. He attended Houston County Elementary School and graduated from Rushford High School in Rushford, Minnesota. He studied law at the Union College of Law in Chicago. He was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Lanesboro, Minnesota.
Steenerson moved to Crookston Polk County, Minnesota in 1880. He served as prosecuting attorney of Polk County 1881 – 1883; as city attorney of Crookston; as a member of the Minnesota Senate 1883 – 1887; and as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1884 and 1888. While serving in the state senate, Steenerson served on the committees for the Hospital for Insane, Indian Affairs, Joint University and University Lands, Judiciary and the State Prison.
Steenerson was elected as a Republican to the 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, and 67th congresses, (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1923). He was chairman of the Committee on Militia (60th and 61st congresses) and served on the Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (66th and 67th congresses).
Steenerson was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the 68th congress. He served as vice president of the American group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He resumed the practice of law in Crookston, Minnesota.
- Halvor Steenerson(Minnesota Legislators Past and Present)
- Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 40.
- United States Congress. "Halvor Steenerson (id: S000842)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 9th congressional district
1903 – 1923