Thor and Odin – From Gods to Congressmen

We all know Odin and Thor were members of the Norse pantheon… but did you know they were members of the U.S. Congress as well?

That’s right — Representatives Odin Langen (R-Minnesota) and Thor C. Tollefson (R-Washington) were members of Congress during the 1950s and 1960s. They even served together in the 86th, 87th, and 88th Congresses from 1959 through 1965. (I wonder if they knew each other?)

Unfortunately, no one with the first name Frey has ever served in the Lower House. Two Representatives have had the surname Frey, but that’s not quite as fun.


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