KRUEGER, Otto (1890-1963)

KRUEGER, OTTO, a Representative from North Dakota; born of German parents in the Volinia district of southwest Russia, September 7, 1890; attended grade and high school in Russian and German schools; immigrated to the United States in June 1910 and settled in Fessenden, N.Dak.; furthered his education through grade and high schools and two years of business school in Fargo, N.Dak., and Great Falls, Mont.; during the First World War served as a private in the Infantry from April 1918 to May 1919, with overseas service in the Ninety-first Division; county auditor of Wells County, N.Dak., 1920-1940; State treasurer in 1945; State insurance commissioner 1946-1951; budget director in 1951 and 1952; clerk of Fessenden school district 1922-1940; State treasurer of the Republican Party 1948-1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; moved to Lodi, Calif., in 1959 and engaged in accounting and farming; died in Lodi, Calif., June 6, 1963; interment in Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery.

University of North Dakota
Chester Fritz Library Department of Special Collections
Grand Forks, ND
Papers: 1953-1958, 38.75 linear feet.
Collection is congressional papers, including reports and resolutions, as well as correspondence and printed materials dealing with legislative, governmental, and political affairs from Krueger's tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. Finding aid in repository.