Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
LANGEN, Odin Elsford Stanley (1913-1976)

LANGEN, ODIN ELSFORD STANLEY, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Minneapolis, Minn., January 5, 1913; attended the public schools; attended Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, Minn., in 1933 and 1934; engaged in farming in Kittson County, near Kennedy, Minn.; associated with Production Marketing Administration in Kittson County, Minn., 1935-1950; member of Kennedy (Minn.) School Board, serving as president, 1948-1950, South Red River Town Board 1947-1950, and the State house of representatives 1950-1958, serving as Republican leader in 1957 and 1958; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1971); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; Administrator of the Packers and Stockyards Administration of the United States Department of Agriculture from January 1971 to April 1972, when he resigned; resumed farming pursuits in Kennedy, Minn., where he died July 6, 1976; interment in Red River Cemetery, Red River, Minn.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1959-1973, 11 cubic feet.
The papers of Odin Langen contain congressional office files, speeches, campaign files, and miscellany. Subjects covered in the papers include agricultural matters, Native American issues, government fiscal reform efforts, and resource conservation and development. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Microfilm: In the scrapbooks of Odin and Lillian Langen, 1923-1977, 4 rolls of microfilm.
The scrapbooks of Odin and Lillian Langen include correspondence, clippings, invitations, programs, agendas, campaign literature, greeting cards, photographs, and assorted memorabilia documenting Odin Langen's career as a state and U.S. legislator and Lillian Langen's role as a politician's wife. The original scrapbooks are privately owned. A finding aid for the collection is available in the repository.

Papers: In the papers of Louis Edward Lerman, ca. 1917-1978, 11 cubic feet.
Other authors include Odin Langen. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Papers: In the records of the Minnesota Republican Party State Central Committee, 1935-1977, 199.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Odin Langen. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Paoers: In the papers of David Judson Winton, 1929-1973, 46.25 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Odin Langen.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film reels: 1962-1970, 20 commercial on 6 film reels.
The commercials were used during Odin Langen's campaigns for the 1962 and 1970 U.S. congressional elections in Minnesota, District 7, Republican Party.

  • Langen, Odin. "Farm Prices... And Food For A Hungry World." In Republican Papers, edited by Melvin R. Laird, pp. 305-23. New York: Praeger, 1968.