August H. Andresen

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August H. Andresen
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 14, 1958
Preceded by District inactive
Succeeded by Al Quie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by Charles Russell Davis
Succeeded by District inactive
Personal details
Born (1890-10-11)October 11, 1890
Newark, Illinois
Died January 14, 1958(1958-01-14) (aged 67)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political party Republican

August Herman Andresen (11 October 1890 – 14 January 1958) was a lawyer and politician from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Congress as a Republican for thirty-three years.

Andresen was born in Newark, Illinois to Reverend Ole and Anna Andresen. He graduated from St. Olaf College in 1912 and William Mitchell College of Law (then the St. Paul College of Law) in 1914. He married Julia Lien the same year.

He was first elected to Congress in 1925, serving the third district from 1925–1933, in the 69th, 70th, 71st, and 72nd congresses, and the first district from 1935 – 1958, in the 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, and 85th congresses.

By 1948, Andresen was the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. In 1952, Andresen had been one of President Dwight Eisenhower's finalists for Secretary of Agriculture, but Andresen declined to give up his seat.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Russell Davis
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 3rd congressional district
1925 – 1933
Succeeded by
At 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
Preceded by
At 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
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 1st congressional district
1935 – 1958
Succeeded by
Al Quie