Andersen, Elmer L., 1909-2004

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Andersen is a former governor of the state of Minnesota, 1961- 1963.

From the description of Oral history interview with Elmer L. Andersen, 1978 Feb. 9. (Minnesota Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32747905

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928. He studied commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1949. After graduation, Warhol went to New York where he worked as an illustrator for magazines such as Vogue and Harpar's Bazaar, and commercial advertising. A modern artist with a wide range of mediums, Warhol's art included portraits, sculpture, mass media advertising, such as the Campbell's soup can, and films. Andy Warhol died on February 22, 1987.

From the guide to the Andy Warhol collection, 1994-1997, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies [scrbt])

Elmer L. Andersen was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 17, 1909 to Arne and Jennie (Johnson) Andersen. He was educated in the public schools and at Junior College of Muskegon, Michigan (1928). He graduated from the University of Minnesota's School of Business Administration in 1931. In 1934 Andersen began work in the sales promotion department for the H.B. Fuller Company, St. Paul, a manufacturer of industrial and home use adhesives. By 1941 he had become president of the firm, holding that position until 1960. He remained as CEO of H. B. Fuller until 1976. Following that he formed ECM Publishers Inc., a Princeton, Minnesota-based privately held firm which owned and operated community newspapers in suburbs and small cities north of the Twin Cities.

Andersen served in the state senate from 1949-1958. He did not seek reelection in 1958. Andersen was elected governor of Minnesota in 1960 and served until 1963, losing the 1962 reelection campaign to Democrat Karl F. Rolvaag by a margin so narrow that it forced a recount. He also served on various boards, committees, commissions, and foundations.

Andersen married Eleanor Johnson on September 1, 1932. They have three children: Anthony L., Emily E., and Julian L.

Andersen died on November 15, 2004. Eleanor J. Andersen died on January 12, 2011.

From the guide to the Elmer L. Andersen papers., 1948-1989., (Minnesota Historical Society)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Pillsbury, John Sargent, 1912-. Gubernatorial campaign files, 1966-1990 (bulk 1966). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Andersen, Elmer L., 1909-2004. Fuller overseas / Elmer L. Andersen. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1961-1963 : Andersen). Clippings, 1960. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Heffelfinger, Elizabeth Bradley, 1900-1981. Elizabeth Bradley Heffelfinger scrapbooks and related papers, 1931-1976. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Sweet, John S. A comparison of the popularity of governors Freeman, Andersen, Rolvaag, and LeVander during their first terms / prepared by John S. Sweet. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Rolvaag, Karl F., 1913-1990. Karl F. Rolvaag papers, 1921-1984 (bulk 1946-1969). Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Stinnett, Ronald F. Memorandum regarding prospects for Rolvaag victory in recount, [1963]. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Office of the Vice President for Business Administration papers, 1900-1970, (bulk 1938-1963) University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Spencer, Rose Carolyn, 1891-1967. Rose Carolyn Spencer papers, 1889, 1907-1967. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Andy Warhol collection, 1994-1997 University of Minnesota Libraries. Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
creatorOf Birdwood, William Riddell Birdwood, Baron, 1865-1951. Autograph letter signed : Thurlby Hall, Lincoln, to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1933 [i.e. 1934] Jan. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Matteson, Robert Eliot, 1914-1994. Robert E. Matteson papers, [193-]-1989, 1991. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1961-1963 : Andersen). Scheduling files, 1960-1963. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1961-1963 : Andersen). General files, 1963. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Association records., 1964-1994. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Rolvaag, Karl F.,. Oral history interview with Karl F. Rolvaag, December 1978. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Baldwin, Stanley Baldwin, Earl, 1867-1947. Autograph letter signed with initials : Astley Hall, Stourport on Severn, to Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1940 May 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1961-1963 : Andersen). Records, 1961-1963. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1961-1963 : Andersen). Committee files, 1961-1963. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Elizabeth Bradley Heffelfinger scrapbooks and related papers., 1931-1976. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn University of Minnesota. Vice President for Business Administration. Central Files records, 1851-1991 (bulk 1920s-1970s). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Organization records., 1997-2000. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Elmer L. Andersen papers., 1948-1989. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Andersen, Elmer L., 1909-2004,. Oral history interview with Elmer L. Andersen, 1978 Feb. 9. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Republican Workshop of Minnesota. Workshop records, l945-1980. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesotans for a Single-House Legislature. Organization records, 1997-2000. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Election Division. Miscellaneous election materials, 1896, 1923-1996. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Republican Party (Minn.). State Central Committee. Committee records, 1935-1977. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Minnesota. Dept. of Highways. Commissioner's Office. Files of Frank D. Marzitelli, 1957-1976. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Karl F Rolvaag papers., 1921-1984 (bulk 1946-1969). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1961-1963 : Andersen). Assistance and friendly correspondence, 1961-1963. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Winton, David Judson, 1897-. David J. Winton papers, 1929-1973. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Minnesota. Dept. of Administration. Management Analysis Division. Future of Post-Secondary Education Commission files, 1979-1984. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Andersen, Elmer L., 1909-. Elmer L. Andersen papers, 1948-1989. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Youngdahl, Luther W., 1896-1978. Luther W. Youngdahl papers, 1923-1968. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Voyageurs Region National Park Association. Association records, 1964-1994. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hall, Marion Snelling, 1882-. Marion S. Hall and family papers, 1807-1962. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Gubernatorial campaign files., 1966-1990 (bulk 1966). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Committee records., 1935-1977. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Robert E. Matteson papers., [193-]-1989, 1991. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Luther W Youngdahl papers., 1923-1968. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1961-1963 : Andersen). General files, 1961-1962. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Central Files records, 1851-1991, (bulk 1920s-1970s) University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Records., 1874-1999 (bulk 1979-1989). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn David J. Winton papers., 1929-1973. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1961-1963 : Andersen). Legislation files, 1960-1961. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Harold Kittleson papers., 1913-2000. Minnesota Historical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Afton Land Company (Saint Paul, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Augsburg College. corporateBody
associatedWith Baldwin, Stanley Baldwin, Earl, 1867-1947. person
associatedWith Birdwood, William Riddell Birdwood, Baron, 1865-1951. person
associatedWith Bush Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Child Welfare League of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Foundation for Management Education in Central America (Washington, D.C.). corporateBody
associatedWith Governor's Residence Council (Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Haidet, Mark, person
associatedWith Hall, Marion Snelling, 1882- person
associatedWith H.B. Fuller Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Heffelfinger, Elizabeth Bradley, 1900-1981. person
associatedWith Independent Majority Group Caucus. corporateBody
associatedWith Kittleson, Harold. person
associatedWith Macalester College. corporateBody
associatedWith Matteson, Robert Eliot, 1914-1994. person
associatedWith Minnesota. Dept. of Administration. Management Analysis Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Dept. of Highways. Commissioner's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Election Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Governor (1961-1963 : Andersen). corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Legislature. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesotans for a Single-House Legislature. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Select Committee on the State Judicial System. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Suburban Newspapers, Inc. (Edina, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Pillsbury, John Sargent, 1912- person
associatedWith Republican Party (Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Minn.). State Central Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Minn.). State Central Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ). corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Workshop of Minnesota. corporateBody
associatedWith Rolvaag, Karl F., 1913-1990. person
associatedWith Spencer, Rose Carolyn, 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Stinnett, Ronald F. person
associatedWith Sun Newspapers (Firm : Edina, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Sweet, John S. person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Board of Regents. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Office of the Vice President. Business Administration corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Vice President for Business Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Vice President for Business Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Voyageurs Region National Park Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Warhol, Andy, 1928- person
associatedWith Winton, David Judson, 1897- person
associatedWith Youngdahl, Luther W., 1896-1978. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Saint Paul (Minn.).
Central America.
Afton State Park (Minn.).
Central America
Minnesota
Saint Croix River (Wis. and Minn.)
Minnesota
Saint Paul (Minn.)
St. Croix River (Wis. and Minn.).
Afton State Park (Minn.)
Minnesota
Subject
Adhesives
Political Campaigns
Gay artists
Foundations
Publishers and Publishing
Botanical gardens
Foreign licensing agreements
Horticulture
Publishers and publishing--Minnesota
Elections--1962
International business enterprises
Occupation
Philanthropists
Collector
Governors--Minnesota
Directors of corporations
Legislators--Minnesota
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Birth 1909-06-17

Death 2004-11-15

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