STATE North Dakota
POLITICAL PARTY Republican
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 82nd (1951-1953)
Representative Fred George AANDAHL Biography
AANDAHL, Fred George, a Representative from North Dakota; born in Litchville, Barnes County, N.Dak., April 9, 1897; graduated from Litchville High School, Litchville, N.Dak.; graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.Dak., 1921; farmer; superintendent of schools, Litchville, N.Dak., 1922-1927; member of the North Dakota state senate, 1931, 1939, and 1941; governor of North Dakota, 1945-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for the Eighty-third Congress in 1952, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; appointed Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior, 1953-1961; died April 7, 1966, in Fargo, N.Dak.; interment in Hillside Cemetery, Valley City, N.Dak. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
External Research Collections
North Dakota State University Archives Fargo, ND Photographs: In the Fred G. Aandahl family photograph collection, ca. 1910-1958, 26 photographs. The collection consists of original and copy photographic prints of the Fred G. Aandahl family, the S.J. (Sam) Aandahl family (his parents), formal studio portraits of Mr. Aandahl and a series of images, taken in 1944 for an article in the Fargo Forum newspaper, of the family at their Litchville, N.D. farm including of his wife Luella and daughters. Another series of snapshots documents the three daughters, Louise, Margaret and Marilyn, taken on the farm in the 1930s and 1940s. Papers: In the Biographical records, 1942-1966, 15 items. The biographical records include items relating to Fred Aandahl, including two 1946 campaign cards, election literature, 1948 certificate of election (photocopy), and newspaper obituaries. Papers: In the John D. Paulson papers, ca. 1932-1998, 0.6 linear foot. Persons represented include Fred Aandahl. State Historical Society of North Dakota Bismarck, ND Papers: 1944-1952, 92 items. The papers include speeches and 10 issues of Fred Aandahl’s “Report from Washington.” Papers: In the Kenneth W. Simons Papers, 1933-1951, 1.25 linear feet. Correspondents include Fred Aandahl. An inventory is available in the repository. University of North Dakota Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library Grand Forks, ND Papers: 1928-1960, 12.5 linear feet. The papers of Fred Aandahl contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, general files, documents, and other material relating chiefly to his years as a congressman and as Assistant Secretary of the Interior. A finding aid is available in the repository and online. Papers: In the Garrison Reservoir Papers, 1944-1949, amount unknown. Correspondence between Fred Aandahl, Governor of North Dakota, and Congressman William R. Lemke regarding lands to be covered by Garrison Reservoir.
Aandahl, Frederick and John P. Glennon. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1951: Korea and China. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1983. Rendahl, Stephen E. “The Persuasion of Fred Aandahl in the 1952 Primary Campaign Against Senator William Langer.” Master’s thesis, University of North Dakota, 1969.
Fred George AANDAHL Committee Assignments
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