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Henry T. Helgesen

congressman

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