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20th Century Politicians

Listed below are a selection of important 20th century politicians whose work continues to shape Minnesota. Follow the links to learn more about them and see the inventory finding aids for their papers.

 

A - B - C

  • Andersen, Elmer L., 1948-87 (Governor)
  • Anderson, Eugenie Moore, 1945-73 (DFL, Ambassador)120
  • Anderson, Wendell R., 1960-78 (DFL, MN House, MN Senate, Governor, US Senate)
  • Austin, Horace, 1857-1953 (Republican, Governor)
  • Ball, Joseph, 1940-48 (Republican, US Senate)
  • Benson, Elmer A., 1931-63 (Farmer Labor, US Senate, Governor)
  • Bergland, Bob, 1971-83 (DFL, US House, US Secretary of Agriculture)
  • Berglin, Linda, 1970-90 (DFL, MN House, MN Senate)
  • Bethke, Irene Gomez, 1977-90 (DFL, MN Department of Human Rights)
  • Blatnik, John Anton, 1947-74 (DFL, US House)
  • Boschwitz, Rudy, 1953-93 (IR, US Senate)
  • Brin, Fanny Fligelman, 1896-1958 (Women's Internationall League for Peace and Freedom, International Congress of Women)
  • Burnquist, Joseph A. A., 1884-1961(Republican, MN House, Governor)
  • Cain, Myrtle Agnes, 1923 - 1978 (Farmer-Labor, State Legislature)
  • Carlson, Grace, 1929-86 (Socialist Workers Party)
  • Chivers, Curtis Christie, 1924-76 (NAACP)
  • Christgau, Victor A., 1913-57 (Farmer Labor, MN Senate, US House, WPA, Social Security Admin)
  • Christianson, Theodore C., 1906-49(Republican, Governor, US House)
  • Clapp, Moses E., 1873-1929(Progressive, US Senate)
  • Coleman, Nicholas D., 1947-80(DFL, MN Senate)
  • Coyle, Brian J., 1960-91 (New American Movement, Progressive Roundtable, DFL, City Council, gay activist)
  • Craig, Earl D., 1961-90 (DFL, Democratic National Committee)121
  • Cramer, Robley Dungleson, 1687-1973 (Socialist, Communist, Farmer Labor, DFL)
  • D - E - F

  • Durenberger, David, 1954-96 (IR, US Senate)
  • Fraser, Arvonne, 1948-94 (DFL, US AID, HHH Institute)
  • Fraser, Donald, 1944-86 (DFL, MN House, US House, Mayor)
  • Freeman, Orville, ca. 1903-75 (DFL, Governor, US Secretary of Agriculture)
  • Frenzel, William E., 1962-97 (IR, MN House, US House)
  • G - H - I

  • Gorman, Willis A., 1847-99 (Democrat, Territorial Governor)
  • Growe, Joan Anderson, 1973-89 (DFL, MN Secretary of State)
  • Hathaway, Clarence A., 1928-40 (Communist)
  • Heaney, Gerald W., 1954-90 (DFL, US Court of Appeals)
  • Heffelfinger, Elizabeth Bradley, 1931-76 (Republican, Republican National Committee)
  • Herbst, Robert L., 1955-80 (DFL, Commissioner of MN Department of Natural Resources)
  • Hough, Sue Dickey, 1894 - 1976(Republican, State Legislature)
  • Hubbard, Lucius F., 1842-72 (Republican, Governor)
  • Humphrey, Hubert H., 1945-78 (DFL)
  • Humphrey, Muriel B., 1950-78 (DFL, US Senate)
  • 122

    J - K - L

  • Johnson, Magnus, 1923-41 (Farmer Labor, MN House, MN Senate, US House, US Senate)
  • Joseph, Geri M., 1946-88 (DFL, Ambassador)
  • Judd, Walter H., 1921-91 (Republican, US House)
  • Kampelman, Max, M., 1939-97 (DFL, Ambassador)
  • Kellogg, Frank B., 1907-37 (Republican, US Senate, US Secretary of State)
  • Kempfer, Hannah, 1923 - 41 (Independent, State Legislator)
  • King, Stafford, 1898-1969 (Republican, MN State Auditor)
  • Knutson, Coya G., 1954-58 (DFL, MN House, US House)
  • Knutson, Harold, 1919-48 (Republican, US House)
  • Le Duc, William Gates, 1760-1967 (Republican, US Commissioner of Agriculture)
  • Lerman, Louis Edward, 1917-78 (labor rights activist)
  • Le Sueur, Arthur, 1910-54 (Nonpartisan League, Progressive, Farmer Labor)
  • Le Sueur, Meridel, 1902-96 (activist, author)
  • LeVander, Harold, 1928-92 (Republican, Governor)
  • LeVander, Iantha P., 1947-90 (Republican, National Committee)
  • Lind, John, 1870-1933 (Republican, Democratic-Populist, US House, Governor, US Minister)
  • Lindbergh, Charles A., 1808-1985 (Republican, US House)
  • Long, Scott, 1946-80 (political cartoonist)123
  • Lund, Rhoda, 1958-73 (Republican, MN State Chair, Nationall Comittee)
  • M - N - O

  • MacKinnon, George Edward, 1919-60 (Republican, US House, US Court of Appeals)
  • McCarthy, Abigail Quigley, 1933-86 (DFL, activist, author)
  • McCarthy, Eugene J., 1947-70 (DFL, US House, US Senate)
  • McGill, Andrew R., 1794-1931 (Republican, Governor)
  • Mitchell, William D., 1871-1981 (Republican, MN Supreme Court, US Attorney General)
  • Mondale, Joan, 1950-86 (DFL, Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities)
  • Mondale, Walter F., 1964-93 (DFL, MN Attorney General, US Senate, Vice President, Ambassador)
  • Nelsen, Ancher, 1944-74 (Republican, MN Senate, Lt. Governor, US House)
  • Olson, Floyd B., 1923-74 (Farmer Labor, Governor)
  • P - Q - R

  • Paige, Mabeth Hurd, 1870-1961 (Suffrage Leader, State Legislature)
  • Pendergast, William Wirt, 1816-1986 (State Superintendent of Schools)
  • Penny, Timothy J., 1977-94 (DFL, US House)
  • Petersen, Hjalmar, 1907-68 (Farmer Labor, Governor)
  • Pleasant, Ray O., 1959-80 (IR, MN House)124
  • Preus, Jacob A. O., 1853-1946 (Republican, Governor)
  • Quie, Albert H., 1958-94 (IR, US House, Governor)
  • Quie, Gretchen H., 1977-84 (IR)
  • Ramstad, Jim, 1980-95 (IR, MN Senate, US House)
  • Rasmussen, Jeri, 1962-87 (DFL, abortion rights activist)
  • Rodriguez, Frank J., 1977-84 (DFL, MN House)
  • Rolvaag, Karl F., 1943-84 (DFL, Governor, Ambassador)
  • Rosenmeier, Gordon, 1953-71 (MN Senate)
  • Ross, Carl E., 1911-85 (Communist, MN State Secretary)
  • S - T - U

  • Sabo, Martin Olav, 1966-90 (DFL, MN House, US House)
  • Schall, Thomas D., 1884-1932 (Republican, US Senate)
  • Shipstead, Henrik, 1913-53 (Farmer Labor, Republican, US Senate)
  • Sikorski, Gerry, 1976-92 (DFL, MN Senate, US House)
  • Simonson, Joseph, 1927-84 (Republican, Ambassador)
  • Stageberg, Susie Williamson, 1881-1961 (Farmer Labor)
  • Stans, Maurice H., 1882-1984 (Republican, US Secretary of Commerce)
  • Stassen, Harold E., 1923-91 (Republican, Governor)
  • Thye, Edward John, 1938-58 (Republican, Governor, US Senate)125
  • V - W - X

  • Vanasek, Robert E., 1969-91 (DFL, MN House)
  • Vega, Conrad, 1979-86 (DFL, MN Senate)
  • Vento, Bruce F., 1974-90 (DFL, US House)
  • Vizenor, Gerald R., 1950s-85 (Native American rights activist)
  • Volstead, Andrew J., 1868-1955 (Republican, US House)
  • Wadley, Denis, 1948-84 (Chairman, MN Americans for Democratic Action)
  • Wahl, Rosalie, 1958-98 (MN Supreme Court)
  • Weber, Vin, 1950-95 (IR, US House)
  • Wefald, Knud, 1817-1936 (Farmer Labor, MN House, US House)
  • Windom, William, 1861-1944 (Republican, US Senate, US Sec of Treas.)
  • Y - Z

  • Youngdahl, Luther W., 1923-67 (Republican, Governor, US District Court, MN Supreme Court)
  • Zon, Raphael, 1887-1957 (Director of the Lake States Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul)
  • Zwach, John M., 1935-74 (Republican, MN House, MN Senate, U.S. House)