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|Member of the Minnesota Senate|
|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives|
|Born||September 19, 1825
|Died||August 14, 1895 (aged 69)
|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.
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.
Aaker died from a stroke at his home in Alexandria, Minnesota.
- 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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