* Father of three
children - Terri,Todd, and Tim Franson.
Candidate for Lt. Governor - 1970, filed from Vietnam,
received 119,177 votes while serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees.
DFL candidate for Railroad & Warehouse Commission
1966; campaigned with Gov.
Rolvaag; candidate for Secretary of State - 1998, 75,156 votes; 2006,
Elected Minneapolis DFL Alderman - 1963-1965.
41 years in government service (15 years for Minneapolis; 26
years federal government).
Past president of the Minneapolis Umpires Association — 1962.
Candidate for U.S. Senate in 1976, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002 and
Metropolitan State University - B.A. degree, Spring, 1976,
Dunwoody Industrial Institute - majored in Surveying and
Highway Construction - 1948-1950.
Brown Electronics - Radio Announcing and Engineering -
Appointed Selective Service Registrar - 1974.
Veteran - enlisted 1969 in the U.S. Navy Seabees for 21/2
years; served in South Vietnam. Enlisted in the
U.S.Army for 3 years, 1950. Selected “Outstanding Soldier in Europe”. Enlisted U.S.Army
retired as a First Sergeant - E8 in I989.Awarded the Meritorious
Service Medal (MSM).
Military Honors Awarded (Total of 15; I I medals are shown):
Service Medal; Vietnamese Gallantry Cross; Vietnamese Civil Actions Medal; Vietnamese Service Medal;
Combat Action Medal; Navy Commendation; National Defense Medal;
Vietnamese Campaign Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; German Occupation Medal; and
U.S. Army Reserve Achievement Medal.
1965 ~ Memories ~