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Lars Aaker
Member of the Minnesota Senate
In office
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born September 19, 1825
Lårdal, Norway
Died August 14, 1895 (aged 69)
Alexandria, Minnesota
Political party Republican
Military service
Branch/service  United States Army
Battles/wars American Civil War

Lars K. Aaker (September 19, 1825 – August 14, 1895) was an American farmer and politician who served in both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature.

Early life

Born in Lårdal, Telemark, Norway, Aaker emigrated to the United States in 1845 and lived in Dane County, Wisconsin Territory. In 1847, Aaker moved to Goodhue County, Minnesota Territory and then to Alexandria, Minnesota in 1870.


Aaker was a farmer and in the mercantile business. During the American Civil War, Aaker served in the 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In 1859–1860, 1862, 1867, and 1869, Aaker served in the Minnesota House of Representatives and as a Republican. In 1881 and 1882, Aaker served in Minnesota Senate.

He worked in the General Land Office in Alexandria, Minnesota from 1870 to 1876 and then in Crookston, Minnesota from 1883 to 1893.


Aaker died from a stroke at his home in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Related reading

  • Lovoll, Odd S. (2007) Norwegians on the Prairie: Ethnicity and the Development of the Country Town (Minnesota Historical Society) ISBN: 9780873516037
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