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Victor Laurence August Christgau (September 20, 1894 – October 10, 1991) was Representative from Minnesota

Victor Chrisgau
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byAllen J. Furlow
Succeeded byAt large on a General ticket: Henry M. Arens, Ray P. Chase, Theodore Christianson, Einar Hoidale, Magnus Johnson, Harold Knutson, Paul John Kvale, Ernest Lundeen, Francis Shoemaker
Member of the Minnesota Senate
In office
Personal details
Victor Laurence August Christgau

(1894-09-20)September 20, 1894
Dexter Township, Mower County, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedOctober 10, 1991(1991-10-10) (aged 97)
Washington, D. C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota


Christgau born in Dexter Township, Mower County, near Austin, Minnesota; his mother and paternal grandparents were German immigrants.[1] He graduated from the school of agriculture of the University of Minnesota at St. Paul in 1917 and from its college of agriculture in 1923; engaged in agricultural pursuits; during the First World War served overseas in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Thirty-third Regiment of Engineers;


He was a member of the state senate from 1927 until his resignation in 1929; elected as a Republican to the 71st and 72nd congresses, (March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed agricultural pursuits; appointed executive assistant to the director of production, Division of Agricultural Adjustment Administration, in June, 1933, and director of the Production Division and assistant administrator in January, 1934, serving until February, 1935; was appointed State administrator of the Minnesota Works Progress Administration in June 1935 and served until June, 1938; State director of the Minnesota division of employment and security at St. Paul, 1939 – 1954; president of the Interstate Conference Employment Security Agencies in 1947 and 1948; Director, Bureau of Old Age and Survivors Insurance, Social Security Administration, 1954 – 1963, and executive director of Social Security Administration from January, 1963 to March, 1967; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on October 10, 1991.


  • United States Congress. "Victor Christgau (id: C000378)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1920", FamilySearch, retrieved March 15, 2018

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Allen J. Furlow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Hamilton Fish III
Most Senior Living U.S. Representative
(Sitting or Former)

January 18, 1991 – October 10, 1991
Succeeded by
Jennings Randolph
Robert T. Secrest