YOUNGDAHL, Oscar Ferdinand (1893-1946)

YOUNGDAHL, OSCAR FERDINAND, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Minneapolis, Minn., October 13, 1893; attended the public schools and Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn.; was graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., in 1916; principal of Ortonville (Minn.) High School and instructor of dramatics and public speaking 1916-1918; during the First World War served as a seaman second class in the United States Navy in 1918 and 1919; engaged in the sale of bonds and securities 1919-1925; was graduated from the Minnesota College of Law at Minneapolis in 1925; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Minneapolis, Minn.; unsuccessful candidate for attorney general in 1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the practice of law until his death in Minneapolis, Minn., February 3, 1946; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1939-1941, 22 issues.
Congressional newsletters (22 issues, mimeographed) issued by Oscar Youngdahl while serving as Minnesota's congressman from the Fifth District. The newsletters reflect the principal issues of the period, especially American neutrality during the initial years of World War II. ÐA finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, Minneapolis Unit Committee Records, 1940-1942, 3.5 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Oscar Youngdahl. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Excelsior Fruit Growers Association (Excelsior, Minn.) Records, 1900-1969, 5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Oscar Youngdahl. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Northeast Neighborhood House Records, 1889-1961, 15.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Oscar Youngdahl. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Upper Mississippi Waterway Association Records, 1930-1960, 3 cubic feet.
Other authors include Oscar Youngdahl. An inventory is available in the repository.