Lou Wangberg

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Louis Wangberg
41st Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 4, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Governor Al Quie
Preceded by Alec G. Olson
Succeeded by Marlene Johnson
Personal details
Born (1941-03-27) March 27, 1941 (age 76)
Bemidji, Minnesota
Political party Independent-Republican

Jane Ormiston until 1988

children=John Taylor, Carl Clark, Maren Christina, four granddaughers
Profession school superintendent/educator

Louis "Lou" Wangberg (born March 27, 1941) is an educator who was the 41st lieutenant governor of Minnesota. He was elected on the Independent-Republican ticket with Governor Al Quie and served from January 1, 1979, to January 3, 1983. He also served as Quie's chief of staff for part of the term until he sought the governor's office on his own. In 1982, when Quie chose not to run for reelection, Wangberg was the Independent-Republican endorsed candidate for governor, but lost the primary to Wheelock Whitney. (DFL nominee Rudy Perpich won the election.)

Before becoming lieutenant governor, Wangberg served as a school superintendent in Bemidji. After his term of office he was an executive with the Jostens Corporation, a management consultant, professional speaker, and the president of Flagler Career Institute. Wangberg is the last man to have served as lieutenant governor of Minnesota.

Wangberg lives in Plantation, Florida, where he taught Advanced Placement United States History and government/economics at Pembroke Pines Charter High School, the largest charter high school in the United States (1,700 students). He is also a professor in the doctoral program of Northcentral University and the Keller Graduate School of Management.


Political offices
Preceded by
Alec G. Olson
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Succeeded by
Marlene Johnson