Citizens League

Since 1952, the Citizens League has had a major impact on public policies in Minnesota. A group of civic leaders had the idea of inviting leaders from different parts of the community to the table to solve big policy issues. This meant bringing together lawmakers, union leaders, heads of Minnesota companies, and experts from universities and industries. As a group, these experts and leaders would study an issue and then write a research paper they could all agree on. Then they would do the political work required to make their conclusions a reality.

Susie Stageberg, c. 1940

Susie Stageberg, c. 1940

Susie Stageberg, c. 1940

Stageberg, Susie Williamson (1877–1961)

Susie Williamson Stageberg is known as the "Mother of the Farmer-Labor Party." The Red Wing activist spent a lifetime fighting for unpopular political and social causes. She strongly opposed the merger of the Democratic and Farmer-Labor Parties in the 1940s.

A.J. Rockne, c. 1940

A.J. Rockne, c. 1940

Rockne seated at his senate desk

Rockne, Anton Julius (1868–1950)

Minnesota State Senator Anton J. Rockne took pride in the nickname "Watchdog of the State Treasury." Yet as America's Great Depression deepened in 1932, he fought against programs for the poor and his opponents branded him "Commander-in-Chief of the Hunger Brigade."

Eugenie Moore Anderson

Eugenie Moore Anderson

Eugenie Moore Anderson

Eugenie Anderson leaving Christiansborg Palace with Lord Chamberlain after presenting credentials to King Frederick IX

Eugenie Anderson leaving Christiansborg Palace with Lord Chamberlain after presenting credentials to King Frederick IX

Eugenie Anderson leaving Christiansborg Palace with Lord Chamberlain after presenting credentials to King Frederick IX

L to R: Eugene McCarthy, Orville Freeman, Eugenie Anderson

L to R: Eugene McCarthy, Orville Freeman, Eugenie Anderson

L to R: Eugene McCarthy, Orville Freeman, Eugenie Anderson

Eugenie Anderson

Eugenie Anderson

Anderson, Helen Eugenie Moore (1909–1997)

Eugenie Moore Anderson emerged a trailblazer for American women in international diplomacy during the post-World War II era. In 1949 she became the first American woman to hold the rank of ambassador.

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