Otto KRUEGER, Congress, ND (1890-1963)


KRUEGER, Otto, a Representative from North Dakota; born of German parents in the Volinia district of southwest Russia, September 7, 1890; attended grade and high school in Russian and German schools; immigrated to the United States in June 1910 and settled in Fessenden, N.Dak.; furthered his education through grade and high schools and two years of business school in Fargo, N.Dak., and Great Falls, Mont.; during the First World War served as a private in the Infantry from April 1918 to May 1919, with overseas service in the Ninety-first Division; county auditor of Wells County, N.Dak., 1920-1940; State treasurer in 1945; State insurance commissioner 1946-1951; budget director in 1951 and 1952; clerk of Fessenden school district 1922-1940; State treasurer of the Republican Party 1948-1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; moved to Lodi, Calif., in 1959 and engaged in accounting and farming; died in Lodi, Calif., June 6, 1963; interment in Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery.

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