Interview of William Dosland as part of the Heritage Education Committee's Oral History Project.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on November 10, 1927, William Dosland moved to Moorhead after World War II. Becoming a lawyer, Mr. Dosland was very active in business and political affairs. He discusses his involvement with the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association and his work for them during the acquisition of the American Crystal Sugar Company. His involvement with the city of Moorhead is also discussed.
Mr. Dosland also was a state senator. Some of the things he discusses are his committee assignments, pollution control, welfare and education. Mr. Dosland was also a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Minnesota, which he also discusses.
Mr. Dosland Was married to Donna May Mathisen and had two children, Susan and David. He graduated from Concordia College in 1949 and from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1954. He passed away on April 5, 1993.
Date of Interview
William Dosland, John Peter Dosland, Curt Nordhougen, Duane Lillehaug, Larry Mickelberg, Patrick Hammers, Joel Johnson, Colleen Saande, Orville Freeman, Karl Rolvaag, Elmer L. Anderson, Kenneth Keller
State Senator, Attorney, Lawyer
Red River Surgarbeet Growers Association, American Crystal Sugar Company, Dosland and Dosland Law Firm, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Chamber of Commerce
Senators, surgarbeet farmers, Lawyers, Politics
Interview conducted as a part of the Heritage Education Commissions' Regional Oral History Project.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce these oral interviews must be obtained in writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead Archives.
Business | Law | Oral History | Political Science
Dosland, William, "Oral Interview of William Dosland" (1990). Oral Interviews. 7.