Biography of William J. Rasmussen
Polk County, MN Biographies

William J. Rasmussen, municipal judge at East Grand Forks and one of the leading members of the Polk county bar, was born in Duck Creek township, Taylor county, Wisconsin, June 22, 1885, the son of Jacob and Caroline (Olson) Rasmussen, who were natives of Norway. Jacob Rasmussen continues to make his home at Phillips, Wisconsin, where the death of his wife occurred in her sixty-ninth year. William Rasmussen spent his youth in Phillips and there received his early education, later entering the University of Wisconsin. Subsequently he matriculated in the state university of Minnesota and there prepared himself for his professional career, graduating from the law school of that institution in 1909. He immediately engaged in the practice of law in East Grand Forks and rapidly won recognition as one of the able young attorneys of that section. In 1911 he was elected municipal judge and has since given most efficient and zealous service in discharging the responsibilities of his position. As public official or private citizen, Mr. Rasmussen is that type of broad minded and progressive citizen, whose influence is felt in every phase of community development. His political affiliations are with the Republican party. In fraternal orders, he is a well known member of the Masonic fraternity and a Knight Templar.


FROM:
Compendium of History and Biography
of Polk County, Minnesota
Maj. R. I. Holcombe, Historical Editor
William H. Bingham, Feneral Editor
W. H. Bingham & Co.
Minneapolis 1916

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