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. Photograph by Charles A. Zimmerman.

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. Photograph by Johnson & Company.

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.

Black-and-white photograph of Lola Perpich, wife of Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich, c.1978.

Lola Perpich

Photograph of Lola Perpich, wife of Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich, c.1978.

Black and white photograph of Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich, c.1985.

Governor Rudy Perpich

Governor Rudy Perpich, c.1985.

'Goofy Meets Gorby' t-shirt

'Goofy Meets Gorby' t-shirt

The "Goofy Meets Gorby" t-shirt makes light of a meeting between Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union, and Rudy Perpich, Governor of Minnesota, during Gorbachev's 1990 visit to the state.

Oil on canvas portrait of Governor Rudy Perpich and First Lady Lola Perpich, painted in 2000 by Mark Balma.

Portrait of Governor Rudy Perpich and First Lady Lola Perpich

Oil on canvas portrait of Governor Rudy Perpich and First Lady Lola Perpich, painted in 2000 by Mark Balma.

Black-and-white photograph of Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich at the Minnesota fishing opener in June of 1977.

Governor Rudy Perpich fishing

Governor Rudy Perpich at the Minnesota fishing opener in June of 1977.

Black-and-white photograph of Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich, c.1986

Governor Rudy Perpich

Governor Rudy Perpich, c.1986. Photograph by Mark M. Nelson.

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