PAUL JOHN KVALE
Paul John Kvale , was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota; born in Orfordville, Rock County, Wisconsin; he attended the Orfordville schools and the University of Illinois and moved to Benson, Minnesota, with his parents in 1917; he was graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1917; served in the United States Army during the First World War as a sergeant in a machine gun corps, from September 7, 1917, to August 4, 1919; student at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1919 and 1920; returned to Benson, Minnesota, and engaged as editor of the Swift County News in 1920 and 1921; staff editor of the Minneapolis Tribune in 1921; served as secretary to his father, Congressman Ole J. Kvale 1922 – 1929; elected as a Farmer-Labor candidate to the 71st congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father. He was then re-elected to the 72nd, 73rd, 74th, and 75th congresses, and served from October 16, 1929 to January 3, 1939; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the 76th congress; died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 14, 1960; interment in Protestant Cemetery, Benson, Minnesota. Wikipedia*
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