Rensselaer Nelson

Rensselaer Nelson

Rensselaer Nelson near the end of his career, ca. 1890s.

St. Paul Customs House

St. Paul Customs House

St. Paul Customs House, ca. 1870s. Photograph by William Henry Illingworth. This was the only St. Paul federal courthouse during Rensselaer Nelson's time on the bench.

St. Paul Customs House

St. Paul Customs House

Drawing of the St. Paul Customs House, site of the federal district court, 1876. This was the only St. Paul federal courthouse during Rensselaer Nelson’s time on the bench.

Rensselaer Nelson

Rensselaer Nelson

Rensselaer Nelson in his thirties. Photograph by Whitney’s Gallery ca. 1860s.

Rensselaer Nelson

Rensselaer Nelson

Rensselaer Nelson in his fifties, ca. 1870s.

Nelson, Rensselaer (1826–1904)

From statehood in May 1858 until May 1896, Minnesota had one resident federal district court judge. His name was Rensselaer Russell Nelson.

Demonstrator in Morrill Hall

Demonstrator leaving bursar’s office

A demonstrator walks out of the bursar’s office in Morrill Hall during a student protest on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. Photograph by Ted Hammond of the Minnesota Daily, January 15, 1969.

Paul Cashman and James Reeves

Paul Cashman and James Reeves

Paul Cashman (center) and James Reeves (right). Photograph by Ted Hammond of the Minnesota Daily, January 14, 1969.

Interior of Morrill Hall

Interior of Morrill Hall

Interior of Morrill Hall, the University of Minnesota’s administration building, after student protests on the school’s Minneapolis campus, 1969.

Rose Mary Freeman and Horace Huntley

Rose Mary Freeman and Horace Huntley

Rose Mary Freeman, president of the Afro-American Action Committee (AAAC), and Horace Huntley inside Morrill Hall during student protests at the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus, 1969.

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