Carl G. Lindquist

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Born(1896-12-09)December 9, 1896
Norway, Michigan
DiedMarch 9, 1993(1993-03-09) (aged 96)
Crystal Falls, Michigan
Resting placeBates Township Cemetery
CitizenshipUnited States
  • Dairy farmer
  • Legislator
Known forServed seven terms in the Michigan House of Representatives
Spouse(s)Sylvia A. Peterson
  • Aldo Lindquist (father)
  • Hanna Lindquist (mother)

Carl "Iron Man" Gottfred Lindquist (December 9, 1896 – March 9, 1993) was a dairy farmer and legislator in Michigan. He served 7 terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Early life and education

Lindquist was born on December 9, 1896 in Norway, Michigan. His parents were Aldo Lindquist (1857–1922) and Hanna Lindquist (1869–1952). He was of Swedish ancestry.[1][2]

Lindquist was educated in public schools in Iron River, Michigan and Bates Township, Michigan.[1]


Lindquist served as a clerk for two years, supervisor of Bates Township for six years, and was also a member of the school board.[1]

Lindquist served seven terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, from 1941 to 1954. He lived in Iron River from 1941 to 1952 and in Detroit in 1953 and 1954.[1]

He succeeded Paul T. Schneider as a canvasser.[3] Lindquist was a candidate for the Michigan Senate in 1956.[4]

Personal life and death

In August 1929, Lindquist married Sylvia A. Peterson (1901–1997). He had no children.[1] Lindquist was a Lutheran[1][4] and member of the Masonic lodge.[1]

Lindquist died on March 9, 1993 in Crystal Falls, Michigan. He is buried at Bates Township Cemetery.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7
  2. "Swedish American Genealogist". Swedish American Genealogist. May 2, 2001 – via Google Books.
  3. Senate, Michigan Legislature (May 2, 1963). "Journal". J.S. Bagg – via Google Books.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The Political Graveyard: Iron County, Mich".

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