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Harold Knutson

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Harold Knutson
Harold Knutson in 1917.jpg
Knutson in 1917
House Majority Whip
In office
Preceded byThomas Montgomery Bell
Succeeded byAlbert Henry Vestal
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota
In office
Preceded byCharles August Lindbergh
Succeeded byFred Marshall
Personal details
Born(1880-10-20)October 20, 1880
Skien, Norway
DiedAugust 21, 1953(1953-08-21) (aged 72)
Wadena, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican
Portrait of Harold Knutson
Portrait of Harold Knutson

Harold Knutson (October 20, 1880 – August 21, 1953) was an American politician and journalist, who represented Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives from 1917 to 1949 as a member of the Republican Party. From 1919 to 1923 he was the Republican majority whip.

Early life

Knutson was born in Skien, in Telemark county, Norway. At the age of 6 he and his family moved to the United States. They initially settled in Chicago, Illinois, but later moved to Sherburne County, Minnesota.

Journalist career

Knutson became the editor for the St. Cloud Daily Journal-Press. Later, he was president of the Northern Minnesota Editorial Association.

U.S. House of Representatives

From 1917 to 1949 he served as a Republican Party Congressman in the 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, 79th, and 80th congresses. On April 5, 1917, he voted against declaring war on Germany. He served as the majority whip from 1919 to 1923. From 1947 to 1949 he headed the House Ways and Means Committee. Knutson was a leading isolationist. He was known for being overtly sympathetic to Nazi Germany, and even after Pearl Harbor he gave an address that was condemned as "defeatist."[1][2] Nazi Germany described him as "an asset" for the Nazi cause in their own documents.[3]

Later life

Knutson was defeated for re-election in 1948 and returned to editing, which he continued to do until his death in Wadena, Minnesota in 1953.

Personal life

Knutson was a Lutheran. Camp Knutson (Cross Lake, Minnesota) is an accepting and nurturing camp environment for children with special needs. The camp was donated in 1953 by Minnesota Congressman Harold Knutson to be used as a summer retreat for "neglected, unfortunate, deprived and handicapped children." For over 50 years, thousands of children have taken part in the summer programs offered at Camp Knutson. Over the years, others who have been touched by Harold Knutson's vision continue to support, sustain and improve Camp Knutson for the future.

Knutson was a member of the Freemasons, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


Knutson Dam on the Mississippi River at Cass Lake is named after him.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Montgomery Bell (D-GA) (No majority (Democratic) whip 1915–1919; Bell was whip 1913–1915)
House Majority Whip
Succeeded by
Preceded by House Republican Whip
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Sabotage! The Secret War Against America, Volume 2 by Michael Sayers, Albert Eugene Kahn pg. 190, 195, 248
  2. ^ The Hawks of World War II by Mark Lincoln Chadwin University of North Carolina Press, 1968 pg. 106
  3. ^ Nazi Germany and the American Hemisphere, 1933-1941 by Alton Frye Yale University Press, 1967 pg. 162

External links

Additional Resources

  • United States Congress. "Harold Knutson (id: K000301)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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