Black and white portrait of Floyd B. Olson, c.1930.

Floyd B. Olson

Portrait of Floyd Olson, c.1930.

Black and white portrait of Floyd B. Olson, c.1915

Floyd B. Olson

Portrait of Floyd Olson, c.1915.

Black and white portrait of Floyd B. Olson, c.1909

Floyd B. Olson

Portrait of Floyd Olson, c.1909.

Floyd Olson's official gubernatorial portrait, 1937.

Painting, "Floyd B. Olson"

Floyd B. Olson's official gubernatorial portrait, 1937.

Olson, Floyd B. (1891–1936)

As Minnesota's first Farmer-Labor Party governor, Floyd B. Olson pursued an activist agenda aimed at easing the impact of the Great Depression. During his six years in office, from 1931 to 1936, he became a hero to the state's working people for strongly defending their economic interests.

Poster for Leonard A. Rosing, Democratic candidate for Minnesota governor, 1902.

Leonard A. Rosing poster

Poster for Leonard A. Rosing, Democratic candidate for Minnesota governor, 1902.

James Madison Bowler (with cane) and Leonard A. Rosing, c.1900.

James Madison Bowler and Leonard A. Rosing

James Madison Bowler (with cane) and Leonard A. Rosing, c.1900.

Minnesota governor's suite during John Lind's administration, c.1900. Pictured: John Lind at his desk; G. P. Wade, postmaster of the Legislature; L. A. Rosing, private secretary to the governor; and an unidentified woman.

Minnesota governor's suite

Minnesota governor's suite during John Lind's administration, c.1900. Pictured: John Lind at his desk; G. P. Wade, postmaster of the Legislature; L. A. Rosing, private secretary to the governor; and an unidentified woman.

Leonard A. Rosing, c.1905

Leonard A. Rosing

Leonard A. Rosing, c.1905

Rosing, Leonard August (1861–1909)

When Leonard August Rosing became chairman of the Minnesota Democratic Party in 1896, he had his work cut out for him: Republicans had controlled the governorship since before the Civil War. But Rosing was successful in unseating Republicans and getting Democrat John Lind elected governor in 1898.

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