Oscar Ferdinand Youngdahl Edit Profile
He began his undergraduate education at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, but ultimately graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota in 1916.
He was the older brother of Minnesota Governor and United States federal judge Luther Youngdahl. Afterward, Youngdahl served as a high school principal in Ortonville, Minnesota, also doubling as the school's drama and public-speaking instructor. Changing career direction again, Youngdahl began selling bonds and securities in the Twin Cities while simultaneously attending law school.
He graduated from William Mitchell College of Law (then the Minnesota College of Law) in 1925 and began practicing in Minneapolis. He unsuccessfully ran for state attorney general eleven years later. Youngdahl resurrected his political career in 1938, when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Returning to Minneapolis, he practiced law until his death in 1946.
Member Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association Beta Gamma, American Legion (past department commander), 40 and 8. Mason (Shriner).; Club: Athletic (Minneapolis).
Married Mary C. Ribble, June 7, 1917. Children: John Ribble, Mary Elizabeth, Janet Lou, Robert George.