Snyder, Fred Beal, 1859-1951.

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Fred Beal Snyder was a lawyer, and city councilman for Minneapolis, a Minnesota State representative and senator, and a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

From the description of Fred Beal Snyder papers, 1912-1950. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63291663

Fred Beal Snyder was born on Feb. 21, 1859 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Snyder enrolled in the University of Minnesota preparatory school (forerunner of the University High School) in 1875. After graduation, he enrolled at the University in 1877, earning a bachelor of arts degree in 1881. In 1882, Snyder became a member of the Minnesota Bar and began practicing law in the firm of Snyder & Jamison. In 1885, Snyder married Susan Mary Pillsbury, daughter of Minnesota governor John S. Pillsbury. She died in 1891. In 1895, Snyder was married to Leonora Stuart Dickson.

Snyder was elected alderman of Minneapolis (1892-1896), and later to the house of representatives (1896-1898) and the state senate (1898-1901). He was a practicing lawyer throughout his life, becoming senior member of the law firm Snyder, Gale and Richards. In 1940, Snyder was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by the University. He was primarily known in Minnesota for his activities in behalf of the University of Minnesota, which included the removal of the railroad tracks from campus, increased tax support for the University, and led the Regents to independence from oversight of the Minnesota Legislature.

Snyder was appointed to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in 1912. He served as a regent for 38 years retiring in January 1951. He was elected chair of the board in 1914 and served in this capacity until 1950. In 1949, Snyder was named as one of the 10 greatest living Minnesotans. Snyder regarded as his greatest tribute as being named a “Builder of the Name,” the first of such medals awarded by the University of Minnesota in 1948 to leaders in the development of the institution. Fred B. Snyder died on February 14, 1951.

From the guide to the Fred Beal Snyder papers, 1912-1950, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc])

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Office of the Vice President for Academic Administration papers, 1932-1963 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
creatorOf Snyder, Fred Beal, 1859-1951. Fred Beal Snyder papers, 1912-1950. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf North, J. W. (John W.). John Wesley North and family papers, 1849-1938. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn William Watts Folwell Papers, 1856-1929 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
referencedIn Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. William Watts Folwell papers, ca. 1856-1929. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Fred Beal Snyder papers, 1912-1950 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Office of the Vice President for Business Administration papers, 1900-1970, (bulk 1938-1963) University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Political Equality Club of Minneapolis. Political Equality Club records, 1883-1921. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Club records., 1883-1921. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Everett Fraser papers, 1913-1948 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
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associatedWith Bierman, Bernie (Bernard William, 1894-1977) person
associatedWith Burton, Marion LeRoy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Butler, Pierce, 1866-1939 person
associatedWith Chase, Ray Park, 1880-1948 person
associatedWith Coffey, Walter Castella, 1876-1956 person
associatedWith Coffman, Lotus Delta, 1875-1938 person
associatedWith Crisler, Herbert Orin person
associatedWith Diehl, Harold S. (Harold Sheeley, 1891-1973) person
associatedWith Dorr, Caleb D., 1824-1918 person
associatedWith DuPriest, John Randolph, 1882- person
associatedWith Eustis, William Henry, 1845-1928 person
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associatedWith Folwell, William Bainbridge, 1878-1938 person
associatedWith Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. person
associatedWith Ford, Guy Stanton, 1873-1962 person
associatedWith Frankforter, George B. (George Bell) b. 1860 person
associatedWith Fraser, Everett, 1879-1971 person
associatedWith Freeman, Edward Monroe, 1875-1954 person
associatedWith Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934 person
associatedWith Hayes, George H. person
associatedWith Jenks, Albert Ernest, 1869-1953 person
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associatedWith Lawrence, James Cooper, 1890-1932 person
associatedWith Leland, Ora Miner, 1876- person
associatedWith Luehring, Fred W. person
associatedWith MacMillan, Conway, 1867-1929 person
associatedWith Mayo Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Mayo, William James, 1861-1939 person
associatedWith Metcalf, T. Nelson person
associatedWith Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Dept. of Administration and Finance corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. State Board of Control corporateBody
associatedWith Morrill, James Lewis, 1891-1979 person
associatedWith Murphy, William James, 1859-1918 person
associatedWith Northern Pacific Railway Company corporateBody
associatedWith North, J. W. (John W.). person
associatedWith Northrop, Cyrus, 1834-1922 person
associatedWith Petersen, William Earl, 1892- person
associatedWith Political Equality Club of Minneapolis. corporateBody
associatedWith Quinlivan, Ray James, 1894-1961 person
associatedWith Sardeson, Frederick (Frederick William), 1866-1958 person
associatedWith Schaper, William August, 1869-1955 person
associatedWith Spaulding, William H. person
associatedWith Timberlake, Byron Harvey, 1861- person
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associatedWith University of Minnesota. Comptroller corporateBody
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associatedWith University of Minnesota. Office of the Vice President for Academic Administration corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Office of University Relations corporateBody
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associatedWith University of Minnesota. Rosemount Research Center corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. School of Agriculture corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Southern School of Agriculture (Waseca, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Vincent, George Edgar, 1864-1941 person
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Dams--Minnesota
Insurance--Group
Mississippi River--Bridges
Aquatic sports--Minnesota
Labor disputes--Minnesota
State universities and colleges--Minnesota
Land grants--Minnesota
Academic freedom
Communism in education
Universities and colleges--Finance--Minnesota
Taconite--Minnesota
Mississippi River Dam (St. Paul, Minn.)
Iron mines and mining--Minnesota
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Birth 1859

Death 1951

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