Herman Carl Andersen
Herman Carl Andersen was born in Newcastle, King County, Washington. He was the son of Charles Carl Andersen (1858-1940?) and Lorena Nielson (1868–1946). Charles C. Andersen emigrated from Denmark in the late 1870s. The family moved to a farm near Tyler, Lincoln County, Minnesota, in 1901. The elder Andersen returned to mining and became superintendent of a large coal mine owned by Northern Pacific Railway at Red Lodge, Montana, where H. Carl graduated from high school in 1913. He attended the University of Washington and later the U.S. Naval Academy. While aboard the battleship USS Wyoming (BB-32) in 1917, a gun blast partially impaired his hearing and he was unable to qualify for further service
Andersen engaged in cattle raising and agricultural pursuits 1919 – 1925 and as a civil engineer 1925 – 1930. From 1926 to 1928 he was employed in the Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He resumed agricultural pursuits near Tyler, Minnesota, 1930 – 1938. He served as member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1935. He was elected as a Republican to the 76th, 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th, and 87th congresses, (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1963). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination as an Independent in 1962 to the 88th congress.
- Herman Carl Andersen at Find-A-Grave
- The H. Carl Andersen Papers, including records of his congressional service, are available for research use at the Minnesota Historical Society.
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