Wilson, Chester S. (Chester Sawyer), 1886-1983.

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Chester Wilson served as Minnesota's Commissioner of Conservation (1943-1955), as chairman of the Minnesota Water Pollution Control Commission (1945-1952), as president of the International Association of Game, Fish, and Conservation Commissioners (1953), and as a member of the United States Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission (1958-1962). While serving in these positions Wilson was instrumental in the enactment of several important pieces of environmental legislation and served as legal council and consultant for a number of state and national environmental commissions and boards.

From the guide to the Chester Wilson papers., 1912-1978 (bulk 1943-1978)., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Committee records., 1927-1987. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Clement, Paul, 1892-1984. Paul Clement papers, 1886, 1908-1982. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Chester Wilson papers., 1912-1978 (bulk 1943-1978). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn General correspondence., 1937-1970. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Quetico-Superior Council records., 1906-1967. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Wilson, Chester S. (Chester Sawyer), 1886-1983. Chester S. Wilson papers, 1912-1978 (bulk 1943-1978). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Environmental degradation--Minnesota
Environmental law--Minnesota
Water--Pollution--Law and legislation
Outdoor recreation--United States
Soil conservation
Conservation of natural resources
Recreation areas--United States
Water--Pollution--Law and legislation--Minnesota
Outdoor recreation--Minnesota
Environmental protection--Law and legislation
Conservation of natural resources--Law and legislation--Minnesota
Recreation areas
Conservation of natural resources--United States
Outdoor recreation
Soil conservation--Minnesota
Environmental degradation
Recreation areas--Minnesota
Conservation of natural resources--Law and legislation


Birth 1886

Death 1983

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