Martin Sabo

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Martin Sabo
Former U.S. Representative, MN-05
Image:Rep. Martin Sabo.jpg
Party Democratic-Farmer-Labor
In Office from

1979 — January 4, 2007

Preceded by Donald M. Fraser
Succeeded by Keith Ellison
Born August 4, 1963
Spouse Sylvia Ann Lee
Religion Lutheran

Congressman Martin Olav Sabo, Democratic-Farmer-Labor, represented the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota from 1979 to 2006, when he retired.



Representative Sabo was born of Norwegian immigrant parents on a farm in Crosby, North Dakota on February 28, 1938. [1]

Rep. Sabo graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis with B.A. in 1959; and went on to graduate work at the University of Minnesota. [2]

Prior to his election to Congress, he served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1961 - 1978 and had been Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives for six years and Minority Leader for four. He is the former President of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Legislative Conference. [3]

Former Committees

Former Caucuses

  • Founder of the Friends of Norway Congressional Caucus


Washington DC Office
2336 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4755

Minneapolis Office
Marquette Plaza
250 Marquette Avenue, Suite 225
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Phone: (612) 664-8000

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