"Krueger, Otto, a Representative from North Dakota; born of German parents in the Volinia district of southwest Russia, September 7, 1890; attended grade and high school in Russian and German schools; immigrated to the United States in June 1910 and settled in Fessenden, N.Dak.; furthered his education through grade and high schools and two years of business school in Fargo, N.Dak., and Great Falls, Mont.; during the First World War served as a private in the Infantry from April 1918 to May 1919, with overseas service in the Ninety-first Division; county auditor of Wells County, N.Dak., 1920-1940; State treasurer in 1945; State insurance commissioner 1946-1951; budget director in 1951 and 1952; clerk of Fessenden school district 1922-1940; State treasurer of the Republican Party 1948-1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for re-nomination in 1958; moved to Lodi, Calif., in 1959 and engaged in accounting and farming; died in Lodi, Calif., June 6, 1963; interment in Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery."
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000332
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The Otto Krueger Papers, 1953-1958, consist of congressional documents, reports, and resolutions, as well as correspondence and printed materials dealing with legislative, governmental, and political affairs from Krueger's tenure in the United States House of Representatives. Krueger was elected a Republican representative of North Dakota 4 November 1952 and he served in that capacity until 1958, when he chose not to run for re-election.
Researchers should note that a strict division of material by legislative session was not always followed. This is especially the case with the third series, in which materials from the 83rd and 84th sessions have been filed along with material from the 85th session. In addition, researchers should also note the occasional presence of a general file code number following the folder title. The exact meaning of the numerical scheme is unknown, although it appears to have been utilized by Krueger's office staff.
Series 1: 83rd Congress, 1953-1954
Series 2: 84th Congress, 1955-1956
Series 3: 85th Congress, 1957-1958
Series 4: Material from the North Dakota Biographical File