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Cartoon portrait of Maas from St. Paul Daily News January 9, 1926.

Cartoon portrait of Melvin Maas

Cartoon portrait of Maas from St. Paul Daily News, January 9, 1926.

Black and white photograph of Melvin J. Maas, 1925.

Melvin J. Maas

Melvin J. Maas, 1925.

Black and white photograph of Melvin Maas from St. Paul Central High School yearbook, 1916.

Melvin Maas high school portrait

Portrait of Melvin Maas from the 1916 edition of St. Paul Central High School's yearbook The Senior Annual.

Black and white photograph of Melvin Maas, 1931.

Melvin Maas

Melvin Maas, 1931.

Maas, Melvin (1898–1964)

Though he lived in a Democratic city and a Democratic political era—the Great Depression and World War II—the conservative Republican Melvin Maas represented St. Paul in Congress from 1927 to 1945, with one short interruption. He also received two World War II combat decorations, was awarded a Carnegie Hero Fund medal, and served the public for two decades after leaving politics.

Black and white photograph of George W. Manypenny, commissioner of Indian affairs, c.1860.

George W. Manypenny

George W. Manypenny, commissioner of Indian affairs, c.1860.

Black and white photograph of Clement Beaulieu, c.1890.

Clement Beaulieu

Clement Beaulieu, c.1890.

Treaty of Washington, 1855

The Treaty of Washington (1855) is a milestone in the history of Ojibwe people in Minnesota. The agreement ceded a large portion of Ojibwe land to the U.S. government and created the Leech Lake and Mille Lacs reservations.

Smith, Alice Gustava (Sister Maris Stella) (1899–1987)

Alice Gustava Smith, better known by her students and readers as Sister Maris Stella, taught English at the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University) in St. Paul for nearly fifty years. During that time she also published books of verse that built her reputation as a skilled and spiritual poet.

Color image of Minnesota state senator Mee Moua speaks at a rally on October 30, 2008, in support of Barack Obama, Al Franken, and other Democratic candidates.

Mee Moua

Minnesota state senator Mee Moua speaks at a rally on October 30, 2008, in support of Barack Obama, Al Franken, and other Democratic candidates.

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