Harold Knutson Edit Profile
Common School; Agricultural School. Formerly Editor and publisher, Royalton Banner, Foley Independent. Assoc, editor, St. Cloud Daily Journal.
Now publisher, Wadena Pioneer Journal, Minnesota. Company C-hmn., Republican Committee, Benton Company, Minnesota, 1908-1910.
From 1919 to 1923 he was the Republican majority whip. At the age of 6 he and his family moved to the United States. They initially settled in Chicago, Illinois, but later moved to Sherburne County, Minnesota.
Knutson became the editor for the St. Cloud Daily Journal-Press. Later, he was president of the Northern Minnesota Editorial Association. From 1917 to 1949 he served as a Republican Party Congressman in the 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, 79th, and 80th congresses.
On April 5, 1917, he voted against declaring war on Germany. He served as the majority whip from 1919 to 1923. In 1947 he headed the House Ways and Means Committee.
Knutson was defeated for re-election in 1948 and returned to editing, which he continued to do until his death in 1953.
Member: Masons; Elks. T.O.O.F.; Northern Minnesota Education Association Club: National. Press (Washington, District of Columbia).