Stageberg, Susie Williamson, ca. 1877-1961.

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Susie W. Stageberg was born on a farm near Bader, Iowa on January 30, 1877, the daughter of Ole and Kristi (Sagaard) Williamson. In her early years she taught rural schools in Iowa and was a reporter for the Fort Dodge Messenger . She married (1898) Olaf O. Stageberg, a mathematics professor, and later moved to Red Wing, Minnesota, where Olaf joined the Red Wing Seminary faculty.

Susie Stageberg was active in church, community, and temperance affairs. Her political activities began in the Nonpartisan League and, in the 1920s, she became a founder of the Farmer-Labor Party. She was the Farmer-Labor candidate for secretary of state in 1922, 1924, and 1928, and for Congress in 1932. In 1950 she was a candidate for lieutenant governor on the Progressive ticket.

As a journalist she revitalized The Organized Farmer of Red Wing; authored a column, "As a Woman Sees It," which appeared in the Minnesota Leader, Willmar Tribune, and other Minnesota newspapers; and a column, "This and That," which appeared in the Norwegian Minnesota Posten . She died in Red Wing on March 15, 1961.

Biographical information was taken from the papers.

From the guide to the Susie Stageberg papers., 1881-1961., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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creatorOf Susie Stageberg papers., 1881-1961. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Smith, Francis Monroe, 1904-1951. Francis Monroe Smith papers, 1936-1951. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Farmer-Labor Association of Minnesota. Farmer-Labor Association of Minnesota records, 1918-1948. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Leekley, Richard. Richard Leekley papers, 1939-1940. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Teigan, Henry G. (Henry George), 1881-1941. Henry G. Teigan papers, undated and 1916-1941. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Aufderheide, Herman, 1892-1958. Herman Aufderheide papers, 1933-1949. Minnesota Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Aufderheide, Herman, 1892-1958. person
associatedWith Benson, Elmer Austin, 1895- person
associatedWith Bernard, John T. (John Toussaint), 1893-1983 person
associatedWith Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Farmer-Labor Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Farmer-Labor Association of Minnesota. corporateBody
associatedWith Farmer-Labor Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Farmer-Labor Women's Federation of Minnesota. corporateBody
associatedWith Hennepin County Farmer-Labor Association (Hennepin County, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Dewey W. (Dewey Wilson), 1899-1941 person
associatedWith Kvale, O. J. (Ole Juulson), 1869-1929 person
associatedWith Ladd, Edwin Fremont, 1859-1925 person
associatedWith La Follette, Belle Case, 1859-1931 person
associatedWith Leekley, Richard. person
associatedWith Lundeen, Ernest, 1878-1940 person
associatedWith McGee, John F. (John Franklin), 1861-1925 person
associatedWith Minnesota. Legislature. corporateBody
associatedWith Olson, Floyd Björnstjerne, 1891-1936 person
associatedWith Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948). corporateBody
associatedWith Red Wing Seminary. corporateBody
associatedWith Seestrom, Selma. person
associatedWith Smith, Francis Monroe, 1904-1951. person
associatedWith Stageberg, Rolf. person
associatedWith Strout, Irwin Charles, 1893-1954 person
associatedWith Teigan, Henry G. (Henry George), 1881-1941. person
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965 person
associatedWith Wittich, Jean W. person
associatedWith Women's Nonpartisan Clubs of Minnesota. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Lutheran Church--Minnesota
Women--Suffrage--United States
Women--Political activity--Minnesota
Political conventions--Minnesota
Communism--Minnesota--Hennepin County
Norwegian Americans--Minnesota


Birth 1877

Death 1961

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