Al Quie, Navy Pilot, Mn Governor

Albert H. Quie, Naval Aviator, F4U Corsair, Governor of Minnesota, Jan. 1979- Jan. 1983.
(Photo source:Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives 1974)

Al Quie signing books at the March 27, 2013 8th AFHS-Mn Luncheon.

Al answering questions after the presentation.

Al Quie (left) with Ben Vickery (center) and Roald Knutson (right) looking at details of Ben's carved wood sculpture of Al Quie's horse, Spanish Bull. Ben Vickery and Roald Knutson presented a wood carving of Al's Appaloosa, Spanish Bull, which Al rode for nine summers on the Great Divide, which is the subject of his book. Al said he would cherish that.

(Below) Bob Clemens introduced Al as they are long time friends from Prison Fellowship, a prison ministry organization.  Al talked about his training as a Navy pilot in Pensacola, stories from Riding the Divide, his experiences as Minnesota's Governor, proposed legislation to improve voting, characteristics of a good Supreme Court appointee, his work with Prison Fellowship, and other topics of interest. See the video (above) of his luncheon presentation on March 27, 2013. 

Al Quie sitting across the table from Bob Clemens


From the Biographical Directory of the US Congress website:

QUIE, Albert Harold, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm in Wheeling Township, Rice County, near Dennison, Minn., September 18, 1923; attended the grade schools in Nerstrand and high school in Northfield; graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., in 1950; served as a pilot in the United States Navy, 1943-1945; owner and operator of a dairy farm; clerk, District 43 School Board 1949-1952; supervisor, Rice County Soil Conservation District 1950-1954; member of the Minnesota state senate, 1955-1958; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative August H. Andresen, and reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses (February 18, 1958-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 but was a successful candidate for Governor of Minnesota and served from January 1, 1979, until January 3, 1983; appointed to the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations, 1982; lecturer and teacher, 1983-1986; area director, Prison Fellowship, Minnesota and North Dakota, 1986-1987; executive vice president, Prison Fellowship USA, 1987-1988; is a resident of Minnetonka, Minn.