Odin Langen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Odin Langen

Odin Elsford Stanley Langen (January 5, 1913 – July 6, 1976) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota.

Langen, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota attended the public schools and Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1933 and 1934. He engaged in farming in Kittson County near Kennedy, Minnesota and associated with Production Marketing Administration in Kittson County, Minnesota, 1935 – 1950. Langen was a member of the Kennedy (Minnesota) School Board and served as its president 1948 – 1950. Langen also served on the South Red River Town Board 1947 – 1950, and in the Minnesota House of Representatives 1950 – 1958. Langen served as the Republican leader from 1957 to 1958 when he was elected as a Republican to the 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, and 91st congresses, (January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1971). After being an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970 to the 92nd congress, Langen became Administrator of the Packers and Stockyards Administration of the United States Department of Agriculture from January 1971 to April 1972, when he resigned to resume farming pursuits in Kennedy, Minnesota. Odin Langen died July 6, 1976 and was interred in the Red River Cemetery, Red River, Minnesota. He was married to Lillian Clauson.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Coya Knutson
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 9th congressional district
1959 – 1963
Succeeded by
District abolished
Preceded by
Herman Carl Andersen
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 7th congressional district
1963 – 1971
Succeeded by
Robert Bergland
Political offices
Preceded by
John A. Hartle
Minnesota House Minority Leader
1957 – 1959
Succeeded by
Lloyd L. Duxbury