Henry George TEIGAN, Congress, MN (1881-1941)


TEIGAN, Henry George, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Forest City, Winnebago County, Iowa, August 7, 1881; attended the public schools, Luther Academy, Albert Lea, Minn., and Central College, Pella, Iowa; was graduated from Valparaiso (Ind.) University in 1908; taught in the Iowa rural schools 1900-1904, at Des Lacs, N.Dak., in 1909 and 1910, and at Logan, N.Dak., 1912-1913; secretary of North Dakota State Socialist Party 1913-1916; moved to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1917; secretary of National Nonpartisan League 1916-1923; secretary to Senator Magnus Johnson 1923-1925; editor and newspaper writer 1923-1933; served in the State senate 1933-1935; elected as a Farmer-Laborite to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress and in 1940 for election to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed newspaper and editorial work in Minneapolis, Minn., until his death on March 12, 1941; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present