Black and white photograph of Floyd Olson seated at a desk, 1936.

Floyd B. Olson

Floyd Olson seated at a desk, 1936.

Black and white photograph of Floyd Olson giving a speech, c.1932.

Floyd B. Olson

Floyd Olson giving a speech, c.1932.

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.

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