Thor C. Tollefson

Thor Carl Tollefson (May 2, 1901 – December 30, 1982) was a U.S. Representative from Washington.

Thor C. Tollefson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1965
Preceded byJohn M. Coffee
Succeeded byFloyd Hicks
Personal details
Born(1901-05-02)May 2, 1901
Perley, Minnesota
DiedDecember 30, 1982(1982-12-30) (aged 81)
Tacoma, Washington
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Washington


Born in Perley, Minnesota, Tollefson moved to Tacoma, Washington during 1912. He attended public schools, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1924. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Law at Seattle in 1930.


Tollefson was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced practice in Tacoma, Washington. He served as the Prosecutor of Pierce County from 1938-1946. He served as delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, and 1944. He was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1965). Tollefson represented Washington's 6th congressional district. He served on the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-eighth Congress.

He was appointed director of fisheries for the State of Washington. He served as special assistant to the governor in charge of international fisheries negotiations. Tollefson was a resident of Tacoma, Washington, until his death there on December 30, 1982. He was interred in Mountain View Memorial Park.


  • United States Congress. "Thor C. Tollefson (id: T000298)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John M. Coffee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Floyd Verne Hicks

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