Lac qui Parle County

Lac qui Parle County is located in West Central Minnesota along the South Dakota border and was established on March 6, 1871 by the State Legislature. Lac qui Parle County is taken from the French translation of the Dakota words meaning "the lake that speaks." Madison is the county seat. Source: Minnesota Geographic Names, by Warren Upham (Minnesota Historical Society, 1969).

Notable candidates from Lac qui Parle County include:

  • Theodore Christianson (born, resident): Republican State Representative (1915-1925), Governor (1925-1931), and U.S. Representative (1933-1937)
  • Theodore Christianson, Jr. (born): Supreme Court Associate Justice (1950-1955)


Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Legislative Districts

Congressional Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1871 1873 CD 01
1873 1883 CD 02
1883 1903 CD 03
1933 1935 At-Large
1935 1963 CD 07
1963 1983 CD 06
1983 2003 CD 02
2003 2033 CD 07
Senate Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1872 1891 SD 37
1891 1899 SD 43
1899 1915 SD 18
1915 1963 SD 24
1963 1973 SD 22
1973 1983 SD 15, 20
1983 1993 SD 20
1993 2003 SD 13
2003 2013 SD 20
2013 2023 SD 16
2023 2033 SD 15
House Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1872 1891 HD 37
1891 1899 HD 43
1899 1915 HD 18
1915 1963 HD 24
1963 1967 HD 22
1967 1973 HD 22A, 22B
1973 1983 HD 15B, 20A
1983 1993 HD 20A
1993 2003 HD 13B
2003 2013 HD 20A
2013 2023 HD 16A
2023 2033 HD 15A

Candidates

Candidate Birth county Residence county Elections
Anderson, Ole Out of state Lac qui Parle 1914, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Glen H. Lac qui Parle Lac qui Parle 1988, State House, District 20A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1988, State House, District 20A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1986, State House, District 20A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1986, State House, District 20A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1984, State House, District 20A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1984, State House, District 20A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1982, State House, District 20A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1982, State House, District 20A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1980, State House, District 15B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1980, State House, District 15B, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1978, State House, District 15B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1978, State House, District 15B, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1976, State House, District 15B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1976, State House, District 15B, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1974, State House, District 15B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1974, State House, District 15B, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1972, State House, District 15B, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1972, State House, District 15B, Primary (Nonpartisan, Won)
Anderson, Christopher M. (C.M.) Out of state Lac qui Parle 1883, Treasurer, General (Prohibition, Lost)
Barber, Myron F. Out of state Lac qui Parle 1890, State Senate, District 43, General (Republican, Lost)
Benzon, Emil (E.) Out of state Lac qui Parle 1938, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Berg, Louis O. Renville Lac qui Parle 1930, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Bolstad, S.C. Lac qui Parle Hennepin 1938, State Senate, District 33, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Bredeck, Mike Stearns Lac qui Parle 2008, State House, District 20A, General (Republican, Lost)
2006, State House, District 20A, General (Republican, Lost)
Christianson, Theodore Lac qui Parle Hennepin Lac qui Parle 1936, U.S. Senate, General (Republican, Lost)
1936, U.S. Senate, Primary (Republican, Won)
1934, U.S. House, District 05, General (Republican, Won)
1934, U.S. House, District 05, Primary (Republican, Won)
1932, U.S. House, General (Republican, Won)
1932, U.S. House, Primary (Republican, Won)
1930, U.S. Senate, Primary (Republican, Lost)
1928, Governor, General (Republican, Won)
1928, Governor, Primary (Republican, Won)
1926, Governor, General (Republican, Won)
1926, Governor, Primary (Republican, Won)
1924, Governor, General (Republican, Won)
1924, Governor, Primary (Republican, Won)
1922, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1920, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1918, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1914, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
Christianson, Theodore Lac qui Parle Hennepin Lac qui Parle 1936, U.S. Senate, General (Republican, Lost)
1936, U.S. Senate, Primary (Republican, Won)
1934, U.S. House, District 05, General (Republican, Won)
1934, U.S. House, District 05, Primary (Republican, Won)
1932, U.S. House, General (Republican, Won)
1932, U.S. House, Primary (Republican, Won)
1930, U.S. Senate, Primary (Republican, Lost)
1928, Governor, General (Republican, Won)
1928, Governor, Primary (Republican, Won)
1926, Governor, General (Republican, Won)
1926, Governor, Primary (Republican, Won)
1924, Governor, General (Republican, Won)
1924, Governor, Primary (Republican, Won)
1922, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1920, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1918, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1914, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)