Konrad K. Solberg

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Konrad K. Solberg
27th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 3, 1933 – January 8, 1935
Governor Floyd B. Olson
Preceded by Henry M. Arens
Succeeded by Hjalmar Petersen
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born June 25, 1874
Rushford, Minnesota
Died January 28, 1954 (aged 79)
Clarkfield, Minnesota
Political party Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party
Profession farmer, legislator

Konrad Knute Solberg (June 25, 1874 – January 28, 1954) was a Minnesota legislator and the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.


Solberg was born in Rushford, Minnesota. He was the son of Knute Solberg and Aasild (Haugen) Solberg. His family moved to Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota when he was five years old. Solberg was a farmer and merchant. He became Vice President of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank. He was later made a Director of the Clarkfield Telephone Company. He was a member of the Clarkfield Norwegian Lutheran church.


Solbergwas a member of the Farmer-Labor Party. Solberg entered political office serving first was the Town Supervisor of Clarkfield, Minnesota. He later became a member of the School Board and served as School District Clerk of public schools in Clarkfield, Minnesota. He served as a Minnesota legislator in the Minnesota State Senate during the 43rd – 46th Legislative Sessions (1/2/1923 -1/5/1931). Solberg became Lieutenant Governor under Governor Floyd B. Olson from January 3, 1933 – January 8, 1935. [1][2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1897, he was united in marriage to Sophie Swenson Aas (1874-1953). They were the parents of nine children. He died in 1954 in Clarkfield, Minnesota and was buried in the Clarkfield Lutheran Cemetery. [3] [4]


  1. ^ Governors of Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society)
  2. ^ Legislative Reference Library (Minnesota Historical Society)
  3. ^ "Sophie Marie (Swenson Aas) Solberg". Lynner Funeral Home – Clarkfield, Minnesota. March 4, 1953. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Konrad Knute Solberg". Lynner Funeral Home – Clarkfield, Minnesota. February 1, 1954. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Henry M. Arens
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Succeeded by
Hjalmar Petersen