Ole J. Kvale

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Ole Juulson Kvale (February 6, 1869 – September 11, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota.


Ole Juulson Kvale was born near Decorah, Iowa. He attended rural schools in Winneshiek County, Iowa. He was graduated from Luther College in Decorah in 1890, from Luther Theological Seminary, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1893 and from the University of Chicago in 1914. He was ordained to the Lutheran ministry in 1894 serving parishes in Orfordville, Wisconsin, from 1894 to 1917 and in Benson, Swift County, Minnesota, from 1917 until he was elected to Congress.


Kvale had been an unsuccessful candidate as an Independent Republican for election in 1920 to the 67th congress. He was elected as a Farmer-Labor candidate to the 68th, 69th, 70th, and 71st congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death.

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Kvale died near Otter Tail Lake, Minnesota, on September 11, 1929. His interment was in Benson Cemetery, Benson, Minnesota. He was the father of United States Representative, Paul John Kvale.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew Volstead
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 7th congressional district
1923 – 1929
Succeeded by
Paul John Kvale