Joseph E. Karth

Joseph Edward Karth (August 26, 1922 – May 29, 2005) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Born in New Brighton, Ramsey County, Minnesota; all four of his grandparents were German immigrants.[1] He attended public schools and the University of Nebraska School of Engineering; interrupted his education during the Second World War to serve in the United States Army, with service in the European Theater of Operations; employed by the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company; international representative of OCAW-AFL-CIO 1947–1958; member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1950–1958; elected as a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party to the 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, and 94th congresses, (January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection to the 95th Congress in 1976; established a consulting firm; died on May 29, 2005, in Scottsdale, Arizona.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph Karth (id: K000014)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-18
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1930", FamilySearch, retrieved March 18, 2018

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Eugene McCarthy
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 4th congressional district
Succeeded by
Bruce Vento