Remembering Harvey Tallackson

Harvey Tallackson

Harvey Tallackson, a longtime electric cooperative leader and North Dakota state senator, died on July 27 in St. Paul, Minn. Tallackson, 97, will be remembered as a strong advocate for electric cooperatives and rural citizens in the region. 

Tallackson served on the  Nodak Electric Cooperative board from 1965 to 2010. He also served as Nodak’s representative on the Minnkota board from 1974 to 2010 – including 12 years as vice chairman and 15 years as chairman.

Tallackson was born May 15, 1925, in Grafton, N.D. He served as senator for District 16 in North Dakota’s northeastern corner for 32 years. In addition to public service, Tallackson was active in many organizations in the Grafton and Park River communities.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Glenna, to whom he was married for 73 years. The couple had four children, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Hoople, N.D., on Sept. 7, 2022.