Edward J. Vraalstad served as Mayor of St. Louis Park from 1916 to 1917.  He was born on October 10, 1857 in Holden, Minnesota.  In 1910 he lived in Buffalo, New York with his wife Martha and daughter Alice D. Vraalstad (age 4).  His occupation was a machine designer for an agriculture threshing works.  By 1920 he was living on Jackson Street (now Alabama) in St. Louis Park with Martha, Ira M. Vraalstad (age 25), Alice (age 13), and Joyce A. (age 8).  In 1930, Martha is listed as the head of the household, indicating that Edward died some time in the 1920s.