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Oluf Gjerset Minnesota Senate In office 1915–1922 Personal details Born 01 June 1848 Vaagø, Fræna, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Died 29 May 1941 Chippewa County, Minnesota Political party Non-Partisan Residence Chippewa County, Minnesota Occupation Farmer, Attorney Religion Lutheran Oluf Gjerset (1 June 1848 – 29 May 1941) was a Norwegian-born, American politician from Minnesota. He served as the mayor of Montevideo, Minnesota and in the Minnesota state senate.[1] Contents 1 Background 2 Career 3 References 4 External links Background Oluf Gjerset was born in Vaagø, Fræna, Norway. He was the son of Ole Sørensen Gjerset and Karen Marie Olsdatter Eidem. His parents had nine children, one of whom died in infancy in Norway. In May, 1871, his family left for America. The family settled on the Big Bend of the Chippewa River in Chippewa County, Minnesota. His father helped organize the Norwegian Lutheran Synod congregation in the Big Bend settlement in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. His brother, Knut Gjerset was a noted author and historian.[2] He attended the University of Minnesota Law School, earning his law degree in 1892 and was admitted to the bar the same year. Career Gjerset was a member of the Montevideo Board of Education for several years. He served as the County Attorney of Chippewa County, Minnesota from 1897 to 1903 and Municipal (City) Attorney for Montevideo, Minnesota from 1909 to 1913. He was the mayor of Montevideo in 1913. References ^ The Minnesota Legislature of 1915 (C. J. Buell. Minnesota State Legislature. 1915) ^ Landnamsman Gjerset (Norwegian-American Historical Association. Volume III: Page 82) External links Oluf Gjerset at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present Persondata Name Gjerset, Oluf Alternative names Short description Date of birth 1848 Place of birth Vaagø, Fræna, Norway Date of death 29 May 1941 Place of death Chippewa County, Minnesota