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Henry T. Helgesen

Henry T. Helgesen, American congressman. member board regents State University of North Dakota, since 1898.

Background

  • Helgesen, Henry T. was born on June 26, 1857 in near Decorah, Iowa, United States. Son of Thomas and Mary Helgesen.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, normal institute and business college, Decorah.

    Career

    • Removed to Milton, North Dakota, 1887. In hardware and lumber business until 1905, then engaged in farming. First commissioner of agriculture and labor, State of North Dakota, 1889-1892.

      President School Board, Milton. Member board regents State University of North Dakota, since 1898. Republican nominee for 61st Congress, 1908.

      Elected 62d Congress (1911-1913), North Dakota at-large, to 63d and 64th Congresses (1913-1917), 1st North Dakota District Home: Milton, N.D.

    Membership

    Member board regents State University of North Dakota, since 1898.

    Connections

    • Married Bessie H. Nelson, 1880.
    • father: Thomas Helgesen
    • mother: Mary Helgesen
    • spouse: Bessie H. Nelson
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    Born June 26, 1857
    Died April 10, 1917
    (aged 59)
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