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Walter Norblad (Jr.)

Norblad as Congressman

In office
January 18, 1946 – September 20, 1964
Preceded by James W. Mott (R)
Succeeded by Wendell Wyatt (R)

Oregon State Representative
District 1, Astoria
In office
1935 – 1937
Preceded by Edwin C. Judd (R)
Succeeded by Clarence Ash (R)

Born September 12, 1908(1908-09-12)
Escanaba, Michigan, USA United States
Died September 20, 1964 (aged 56)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political party Republican
Residence Stayton, Oregon
Astoria, Oregon
Occupation Attorney

Albin Walter Norblad, Jr., (September 12, 1908-September 20, 1964)[1 ] was an American attorney and Republican politician in Oregon. He represented the U.S. state of Oregon's First District from January 18, 1946 until his death in the United States House of Representatives.[2] His father was A. W. Norblad, Sr., a one-time Governor of Oregon.


Early years

Albin Walter Norblad, Jr. was born in Escanaba, Michigan, but before he was a year old, his family relocated to Astoria, Oregon where he attended public schools, before completing his secondary studies at the New Mexico Military Academy at Roswell, New Mexico. A graduate of University of Oregon, Norblad undertook graduate study at Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1932, returning to his hometown of Astoria to practice at his father's firm of Norblad & Norblad.[3]

Political career

Norblad served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly as a representative for one term (1935-1937), was a member of the board of trustees of Linfield College, and a delegate to the 1940 Republican National Convention. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving as a combat intelligence officer from 1942 to 1945. Upon return from the war, he settled in Stayton, Oregon, and was elected to fill the vacancy in the United States Congress caused by the death of James W. Mott. He was re-elected to nine successive terms in the House of Representatives.

Death and family

One of Norblad's children, Albin W. Norblad III, is a state court judge in Oregon. A. Walter Norblad, Jr. died in office in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 20, 1964 and was buried in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton.[2]


  1. ^ "Congressional Biographical Directory, 88th Congress (H.Doc 108-122)" (PDF). Congressional Record. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1965. pp. 429. Retrieved 2006-12-13.  
  2. ^ a b "Norblad, Albin Walter, Jr., (1908 - 1964)". Biographical Directory of Congress (1774 - Present). United States Congress (Official website). 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-13.  
  3. ^ Smith, William Carlson (2006). "Swedes of Oregon, The". American Swedish Historical Museum Year Book 1946. Reprinted, Bertin Sundvall's Homepage, Portland, Oregon: Bertin Sundvall. Retrieved 2006-12-13.  

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James W. Mott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oregon's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Wendell Wyatt


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