Knute Nelson papers, 1861-1924 (bulk 1916-1923).
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Robert Marion La Follette Sr. (June 14, 1855 – June 18, 1925), colloquially known as Fighting Bob, was an American lawyer and politician. He represented Wisconsin in both chambers of Congress and served as the Governor of Wisconsin. A Republican for most of his career, he ran for President of the United States as the nominee of his own Progressive Party in the 1924 presidential election. Historian John D. Buenker describes La Follette as "the most celebrated figure in Wisconsin history." Born...
Thomas Barlow Walker (1840-1928) was born at Xenia, Ohio, to Platt Bayless Walker (1808-1849) and Anstis Keziah Barlow Walker (1814-1883). His father died in 1849 at Westport, Missouri, while on the way to the California gold fields in search of fortune. His mother married Xenia widower Oliver Barnes (circa 1800-1868) in 1854. The household included four other children: Oliver W. Barnes; Platt Bayless Walker II (1832?-1906), founder of the Mississippi Valley Lumberman magazine; Adel...
Herman Haupt was born in Philadelphia in 1817 and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1835. He resigned his commission to become a civil engineer. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and in 1856 undertook work on the Hoosac Tunnel for the Troy and Greenfield Railroad in Massachusetts. From 1862 to 1863 he served as chief of construction and transportation on the United States military railroads and retired with the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers. In 1876 he und...
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...
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 ...
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...
Epithet: of the Music Club Gateshead Durh British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000412.0x00028e Epithet: DD, President of Trinity College Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000206.0x000248 ...
Herschel Vespasian Jones was born August 30, 1861, in Jefferson, New York, to William S. Jones and Helen ( née Merchant). Herschel married Lydia Augusta Wilcox in 1885 and had seven children: Tessie Wilcox (b. 1886), Carl Waring (1887), Florence Purrington (1889), Paul Merchant (b. 1890), Jefferson (b. 1891), Herschel V., Jr. (b. 1893), Moses Chase (b. 1894), and Frances Lois (b. 1895). Herschel began working at a small Jefferson, New York newspaper when he was 15 years ...
The League's program, adopted upon its organization in June 1915, was to support the United States as it joined the League of Nations at the end of the first World War. The League was criticized by pacifist organizations for its apparent advocacy of the use of force to enforce peace. Former President William Howard Taft was the League's President. From the description of Collection, 1915-1921. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 28329383 League to Enf...
United States. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate the Interior Department and Forestry Service
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...
Richard Achilles Ballinger was mayor of Seattle, Washington from 1904–1906 and United States Secretary of the Interior from 1909–1911. He was born on July 9, 1858 in Boonesboro, Iowa, and graduated from Williams College in 1884. After serving as mayor of Seattle, Ballinger attracted the attention of President Theodore Roosevelt's administration and was appointed commissioner of the General Land Office from 1907 to 1909. In 1909, President William Howard Taft appointed him Secretary of the Interi...
First director, United States Forest Service (1905). He changed the name of protected "forest preserves" to "national forests" and advocated a controversial "wise use" policy for the resources of the national forests, whereby a greater use of forest resources, such as tree harvests and grazing rights could be permitted. From the description of Correspondence, 1905-1945. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 40804560 Forester and governor of Pennsylvania. F...
American governmental wartime regulatory agency. From the description of Fuel Administration miscellaneous records, 1916-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869838 ...
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...
Clyde Bruce Aitchison (1875-1962) was an attorney and Interstate Commerce Commissioner. He was born in Iowa, educated at Hastings College, Neb., University of Oregon, and American University. He began the practice of law at Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1896, and moved to Portland, Ore., in 1903. He was Commissioner of the Oregon Railroad Commission and its successor the Public Service Commission, 1907-1916, and solicitor for the National Association of Railroad Commissioners, 1916-1917. From 1917 to ...
The Rock of Ages Light is a U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse on a small rock outcropping approximately 2.25 miles west of Washington Island and 3.5 miles west of Isle Royale, in Keweenaw County, Michigan. It is an active aid to navigation. From the description of Rock of Ages Lighthouse Logbook, 1939-1945. (Michigan Technological University). WorldCat record id: 758507044 "The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization...
The St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway Company was organized in 1879; its incorporation was confirmed by the Minnesota state legislature in 1881. The company's primary purpose was to assume the properties, franchises and charter rights of the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company and the latter's First Division. The company acquired an initial 600 miles of trackage from the St. Paul and Pacific. Between 1879 and 1890 the company constructed 2800 miles of line and acquired 410 miles from ...
Illustrator. From the description of Henry Wood Elliott drawings, [ca 1871]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122403874 ...
Bills of the 96th Congress to provide for temporary increases in the public debt limit, and for other purposes. From the description of Public debt legislation, 96th Congress : legislative history of public debt legislation, 1979-1980. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 243776779 Bill of the 96th Congress to impose a windfall profit tax on domestic crude oil, and for other purposes. From the description of Crude oil windfall profit tax act of 1980 ...