Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SELVIG, Conrad George (1877-1953)

SELVIG, CONRAD GEORGE, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Rushford, Fillmore County, Minn., October 11, 1877; attended the public schools and was graduated from Rushford High School in 1895; in the war with Spain served as a private with the Twelfth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry; taught rural and village schools; was graduated from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1907; superintendent of schools at Harmony and Glencoe, Minn., 1901-1910; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1908; was appointed director of the University of Minnesota Northwest School of Agriculture and Experiment Station, Crookston, Minn., in 1910; president of various Red River Valley farm and community development organizations; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; moved to Santa Monica, Calif., in 1935; vice president of the National Hearing Society and was the society's legislative chairman; died in Santa Monica, Calif., August 2, 1953; interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Minn.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1889-1953, 2 cubic feet.
The papers of Conrad George Selvig include personal correspondence and other papers relating to his family, education, teaching and political careers, finances, and other matters. The collection does not include any of his congressional papers. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Oral History: In the Elmer Russell Clark Reminiscences, 1979-1980, 191 pages.
Persons represented include Conrad Selvig.

Papers: In the W.I. Nolan Papers, 1900-1943, 3.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Conrad George Selvig. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Knud Wefald and Family Papers, 1817-1987, 26.75 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Conrad Selvig.

Papers: In the H.M. Wheelock and Family Papers, 1895-1936, 0.25 cubic foot.
Other authors include Conrad George Selvig. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

  • Selvig, Conrad George. Tale of Two Valleys: An Autobiography. Los Angeles: C. Jones Press, 1951.