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Irv Anderson

In office
1993 – 1997
Preceded by Dee Long
Succeeded by Phil Carruthers

Minnesota State Representative from District 3A
In office
January 1991 – January 2007
Preceded by Bob Neuenschwander
Succeeded by Tom Anzelc

Minnesota State Representative from District 3A
In office
January 1973 – January 1982
Preceded by John S. Biersdorf
Succeeded by Bob Neuenschwander

Minnesota State Representative from District 64B
In office
January 1967 – January 1973
Preceded by District Created
Succeeded by Roy R. Ryan

Minnesota State Representative from District 64
In office
January 1965 – January 1967
Preceded by Edwin J. Chilgren
Succeeded by District Abolished

Born April 18, 1923
International Falls, Minnesota
Died November 17, 2008
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Political party DFL
Spouse(s) Phyllis
Children Gregory, Cynthia
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Profession paper inspector, union representative, legislator, veteran
Religion Roman Catholic

Irvin N. "Irv" Anderson (June 18, 1923 - November 17, 2008) was a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1965-1983, and again from 1991-2007.[1]

From International Falls, Anderson entered politics at approximately the same time that he was elected union president at the M & O Paper Company, the International Falls paper mill where he worked. A Democrat, he represented the old District 64 and 64B and, later, District 3A. The sprawling district included all or portions of Beltrami, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods and St. Louis counties in the northern part of the state.[1]

Anderson served as majority leader of the House from 1973-1981 and again, briefly, in 1993 before becoming Speaker of the House in September 1993, a position he held until 1997. He continued to serve in the legislature until 2007, opting not to run for re-election in 2006 due to health concerns.[1]

Anderson fought in World War II as a United States Navy pilot from 1942-1945,earning the Air Medal for his performance. The Air Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes themselves by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.[2] He also helped create Minnesota's memorial to World War II veterans.[3]

Anderson died at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids on November 17, 2008. He was buried in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Cemetery in International Falls. On April 15, 2009, Governor Tim Pawlenty approved a bill designating U.S. Highway 53 from Virginia to International Falls as the Irv Anderson Memorial Highway.[4]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Dee Long
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
1993 – 1997
Succeeded by
Phil Carruthers
Preceded by
Alan Welle
Minnesota House Majority Leader
Succeeded by
Phil Carruthers
Preceded by
Ernest A. Lindstrom
Minnesota House Majority Leader
Succeeded by
Willis R. Eken


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