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Albert Harold Quie (born September 18, 1923) is an Americanmarker politician who served as governor of Minnesota from 1979 to 1983.

Quie was born on his family's farm in Rice Countymarker near Dennison, Minnesotamarker. Quie served in the United States Navy during World War II. He graduated from St. Olaf Collegemarker in 1950 with a degree in political science.

He served in the Minnesota State Senate from 1955 to 1959. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from February 18, 1958 to January 3, 1979, serving in the 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, and 95th Congresses. He was the 35th governor of Minnesota serving from January 4, 1979 to January 3, 1983, and is a member of the Republican Party.

Quie was briefly considered as a candidate to become Vice President of the United States in 1974 under Gerald Ford, in a role eventually taken by Nelson Rockefeller.

Quie's grandson, Johan, is training to be an olympic athlete. While at the University of Minnesotamarker, Johan broke the school record for the 2,000 Meter race. Currently, he is a Penn AC professional rower in Philadelphia, PA. He plans on being in the 2012 olympics in London.


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