George Grussing Interview, 1973
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Clara City, Minnesota
Minnesota--Politics and government; Legislators--Minnesota; Minnesota. Legislature; Watersheds--Minnesota--Clara City; Clara City (Minn.); Agriculture--Minnesota--Chippewa County; Depressions--1929; Business enterprises--Minnesota--Clara City
George Grussing, a lifetime resident of Clara City, Minnesota, served seven terms as state representative from 1955 through 1967. In Clara City, Grussing had a stone and carpentry business.
In this interview, George Grussing discusses how his political career started, some bills sponsored by Grussing, and working for the area watershed program. He discusses the place of a rural background in the State Legislature, the growth of Clara City, area farming, the Great Depression, and Clara City businesses. He discusses his time as a legislator, the relationship between Grussing and his constituents, and the role of lobbyists in the Legislature.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Grussing, George, "George Grussing Interview, 1973" (1973). Minnesota Oral Histories. 82.