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Albert Hofstede
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Al Hofstede in 2008
41st & 43rd Mayor of Minneapolis
In office
January 1, 1974 – December 31, 1975
Preceded by Richard Erdall
Succeeded by Charles Stenvig
In office
January 1, 1978 – December 31, 1979
Preceded by Charles Stenvig
Succeeded by Donald M. Fraser
Personal details
Born (1940-09-25)September 25, 1940
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Died September 3, 2016(2016-09-03) (aged 75)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Spouse Emma Hofstede
  • Albert Jr
  • Emily
Residence Blaine, Minnesota
Alma mater University of St. Thomas
  • Politician
  • advisor

Albert "Al" J. Hofstede (September 25, 1940 – September 3, 2016) was an American politician. He was, in two non-consecutive terms, the mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, both times representing the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

His first term, as the 41st mayor, began on January 1, 1974, and ended on December 31, 1975, after he lost for reelection by independent Charles Stenvig. In 1977 Hofstede beat Stenvig to win another term (the 43rd), which ended on December 31, 1979.

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