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Full Name: Edwin Hedahl
Place of Birth: Manfred Township, ND
Father's Name: Ole Swenson Hedahl
Mother's Name: Ingrid Jorstad Hedahl
Siblings' Names: Sven, Gina Mattis, Conrad.
Oscar, Clara Bullis, Emma, Edith
Edwin Hedahl was born in Manfred township and educated in the public schools at Manfred and Fessenden. He was an active member of the Vang Lutheran Church in Manfred.
His father homesteaded near Manfred in 1895. Edwin remained at home after his father’s death in 1917 and operated the family farm. His mother lived with him until her death in 1956. Ed was quite active in the Republican party of Wells County and served as County Chairman in the early 1950s. He also worked in Washington, D.C. for Congressman Otto Krueger during the winter of 1957-58. Ed died in 1960.
Manfred News: Hedahl, Edwin 18 Jun 1936 Election Day, June 24th. Voters of Wells County, who are for clean, honest, common sense government, that is free from the dictatorship of any one man, vote for the following candidate, whose name will appear on the Republican Ballot. For Member of House, Edwin Hedahl. He is a young man who has faith in North Dakota. He is farming the old homestead near Manfred. He has always been progressive and active in business and in government. He is one of the Directors of the Farmers Cooperative Elevator at Manfred, and Assessor for many years. He is familiar with tax problems.