Asle Gronna

Asle Jorgenson Gronna (December 10, 1858May 4, 1922) was an American Senator from North Dakota, and one of the six to vote against the First World War. He was born in Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, of Norwegian ancestry, but moved to Houston County, Minnesota with his family. After moving to the Dakota Territory in 1879 and several minor careers he landed himself in the field of politics. He was elected to the Dakota Territorial House of Representatives in 1889. He was elected to the 59th United States Congress as a Republican in 1911 to replace Martin N. Johnson. He served through the 60th and 61st as well finally leaving on March 3, 1921 after an unsuccessful 1920 campaign. He soon after died on May 4, 1922 and is buried in the Lakota Cemetery.


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