J. A. A. Burnquist papers, 1884-1961.
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Woodrow Wilson (b. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia-d.February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.), was the twenty-eight President of the United States, 1913-1921; Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913; and president of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Biographical Note 1856, Dec. 28 Born, Staunton, Va. 1870 ...
Organizational History and List of Officers Organizational History 1909 Issued the “Call,” a statement calling for a conference to protest discrimination and violence against African Americans Convened the National Negro Conference on May 31 and June 1, New York, N.Y. E...
Edward James Devitt, the son of a railroad round-house foreman, was born May 5, 1911 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Devitt gained notarity as the youngest judge in the USA. Named an assistant attorney general in Minnesota in 1939, he also taught at the UND Law School. During his tenure on the US District Court, Devitt became the most respected and influential district court judge in the nation. His decisions were seldom reversed on appeal. His booklet "Ten Commandments for the New Judge", written in 19...
The Farmers' Nonpartisan Political League was organized in North Dakota in 1915 by Arthur C. Townley and other North Dakota Socialist Party members. Members sought to bring about reforms in farming-related business and governmental practices through non-partisan political activity. In 1917 the organizaation's name was changed to the National Nonpartisan Political League, and by 1921 branches were established in an additional fifteen midwestern and northwestern states. While the League was most s...
The West Bank Union at the University of Minnesota was established in 1967 to offer services to students. It took until 1980 for the union to have its own space in Willey Hall, including an auditorium and lounge spaces for students. Student services and facilities were established in the newly constructed West Bank Union skyway, which connected Willey and Blegen Halls. From the guide to the West Bank Union papers, circa 1970s-1980s, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Arch...
Knute Nelson was born in Vosse Elven, Norway, on February 2, 1843. In 1849 he and his widowed mother emigrated to the United States, settling first in Chicago (1849-1850), then in Dane County, Wisconsin, where he enlisted in the Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment (1861-1864) during the Civil War. Following the war he was graduated from the Albion Academy and studied law in a Madison, Wisconsin, law office, being admitted to the bar in 1867 and then serving as a representative in the ...
Josephus Daniels, son of Josephus and Mary (Cleves) Daniels, was born in Washington, North Carolina, May 18, 1862. He attended the Wilson Collegiate Institute. On May 2, 1888, he married Addie W. Bagley. At the age of eighteen, he was editor of the "Wilson Advance"; admitted to the bar in 1885; state printer for North Carolina, 1887-1893; chief clerk, Department of the Interior, 1893-1895; editor of the "Raleigh State Chronicle", 1885; editor of the "Raleigh State News and Observer", 1894-1919; ...
The IWW is a labor organization dedicated to uniting laborers around the world into a single large union. From the description of Collection 1916-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778701431 Established in Chicago in 1905 by sponsors of socialism and the remnants of previous labor unions, including the Knights of Labor, Western Federation of Miners and the American Labor Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), or "Wobblies", evolved into a radical industrial unio...
Harold Knutson, a Republican congressman serving the sixth congressional district of central Minnesota (1917-1948), was born on October 20, 1880, in Skien, Norway, and immigrated with his parents to a farm near Clear Lake (Sherburne County), Minnesota during the 1880s. After graduating from agricultural school, he edited several rural Minnesota newspapers including the Royalton Banner and Foley Independent (1901-1902), the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and the St. Cloud Daily Journal Pres...
Walter William Liggett (1886-1935), American author, editor and political worker, worked at several newspapers in New York City before becoming a free-lance writer. He wrote books about pioneer life and published a biography of Herbert Hoover. In 1932 he returned to his home in Minnesota and was assassinated because of his political writings. From the guide to the Walter W. Liggett papers, 1896-1932, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...
Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Stanley Washburn, 1912-1945 (bulk 1920-1943) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79729166 Journalist, foreign correspondent. From the description of Reminiscences of Stanley Washburn : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728074 Leading war correspondent who reported extensively from the Russian front during World War I. From the descripti...
The People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace grew out of the First American Conference for Democracy and Terms of Peace, held in New York, May 1917. It was organized to work for an early and liberal peace at the end of the World War. It favored world organizations, and disapproved of conscription. Officers were Louis Lochner, Emily Greene Balch, Norman Thomas, and Lella Secor Florence. From the description of Collection, 1917-1919. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). W...
Charles Wilberforce Ames was born in Minneapolis, June 30, 1855, the son of Charles Gordon Ames and Sarah Daniels Ames. He was educated at Albany Academy (Albany, New York) and public schools in California. He graduated from Cornell University in 1878. After working in San Jose, California as an apprentice printer, he returned to Minnesota where he worked as a railroad surveyor. He later assisted his father in editing and publishing the Christian Register in Boston. In 1880 he becam...
American lawyer and politician; United States representative from Minnesota, 1917-1919 and 1933-1937; United States senator from Minnesota, 1937-1940. From the description of Ernest Lundeen papers, 1860-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868861 Biographical Note 1878 August 4 Born near Beresford, South Dakota 1898 ...
Johnson was a member of the Minnesota legislature (1914, 1916, 1918); U.S. senator (1923-1924); U.S. congressman (1933-1934); candidate for governor of Minnesota (1922, 1926, 1936). He was active in the Progressive movement, the National Nonpartisan League, and the Farmer-Labor party. From the description of Magnus Johnson papers, 1923-1941. (Minnesota Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122474163 ...
John Lind was born in 1854 in Sweden and emigrated to Minnesota in 1868. From a career as a lawyer he went on to become the first Swedish-born American elected to the United States House of Representatives. In 1898 he was elected governor of Minnesota on the Democratic-Populist ticket. In 1913 he was appointed as Woodrow Wilson's personal representative to Mexico, where he served until 1914. Following his return he resumed his law practice and was a supporter of Wilson's foreign policy and later...
Carleton was founded on October 12, 1866, by the General Conference of the Congregational Churches of Minnesota, which—after considering locations in Zumbrota, Mantorville, Cottage Grove, and Lake City—chose Northfield for the home of its new college. Carleton’s founder was Northfield businessman and Congregationalist Charles M. Goodsell, for whom the College’s observatory is named. It was he who encouraged the church to open a Minnesota college and he who donated part of its original 20 acre...
Lotus Delta Coffman came to the University of Minnesota in 1915 as Dean of the College of Education. He became president of the University in 1920, serving until his death in 1938. From the description of Lotus Delta Coffman papers, 1907-1939. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63314350 Lotus Coffman was born in Salem, Indiana in 1875. He graduated from Indiana University (AB 1905), (MA 1910) and Columbia University (Ph.D. 1911). He was a professor o...
Lawyer and politician Frank Billings Kellogg was born in New York, and raised in Minnesota. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began a long career in public service as city attorney of Rochester, Minnesota. He served as president of the American Bar Association, and as United States Senator from Minnesota and Ambassador to Great Britain. While serving as Calvin Coolidge's Secretary of State, he co-authored the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, also known as the Pact of Paris, outlawing war an...
Donald John Cowling was born in Trevalga, Cornwall, England in 1880. His family immigrated to the United States when Cowling was two years old. He earned his B.A. in 1902 from Lebanon Valley College (Pennsylvania), a second B.A. in 1903, M.A. in 1904, D.B. in 1906 and Ph.D. in 1909, all from Yale University. Dr. Cowling was an assistant professor of philosophy and biblical literature at Baker University (Kansas) before accepting the position of president at Carleton College (Northfi...
United States secretary of state, 1915-1920. From the description of Robert Lansing miscellaneous papers, 1916-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866993 Robert Lansing (b. Oct. 17, 1864, Watertown, New York-d. Oct. 30, 1928, New York, New York) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I, and then as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1915 to 1920. He was married to Eleanor ...
U. S. Senator from Minnesota. From the description of Speech and article of Henrik Shipstead [manuscript], 1932. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647959046 ...
The Minnesota Commission of Public Safety was established by the legislature in April of 1917 (Laws 1917 c261), shortly after the United States entered World War I. The seven-member commission (governor, attorney general, and five persons appointed by the governor) was given broad powers to ensure the protection of persons and property, the defense of the state and the nation, and the application of the state's resources to "successful prosecution" of the war. During its...
President of University of Michigan, 1920-1925. From the description of Marion LeRoy Burton papers, 1895-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 80711269 From the description of Marion LeRoy Burton papers, 1901-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422205 M. L. Burton was president of the University of Minnesota from 1917 to 1920. From the description of M.L. Burton papers, 1917-1920. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). Wo...