Nelson, Knute (1843–1923)

Norwegian immigrant Knute Nelson served state and country throughout his life, first as a soldier and a lawyer, then as a legislator and the twelfth governor of Minnesota. He was the state's first foreign-born governor.

Eberhart, Adolph Olson (1870–1944)

Seventeenth Minnesota governor Adolph Olson (A.O.) Eberhart lived the classic American story of an immigrant who achieved success through hard work and ability. He graduated at the top of his class at Gustavus Adolphus College and was the youngest state senator in the 33rd legislative session.

Johnson, John Albert (1861–1909)

John Albert Johnson was Minnesota's first governor born in the state, its first governor to serve a full term in the current State Capitol, and its first governor to die in office, making him one of the state's most notable leaders.

Lind, John (1854–1930)

"Reform!" was the rallying cry of late nineteenth-century America, and John Lind was in the vanguard. His election as the fourteenth governor of Minnesota and the first non-Republican governor of the state in decades heralded a new progressive era.

D.M. Clough campaign ribbon

D.M. Clough campaign ribbon

"For Governor, D.M. Clough" campaign ribbon.

David M. Clough

David M. Clough

Official Governor's Portrait of D.M. Clough, 1898. Painting by artist Herbert Conner.

Republican State Ticket 1894

Republican State Ticket 1894

Political poster with images of men running on the Republican State Ticket in 1894, including D.M. Clough for lieutenant governor.

David M. Clough

David M. Clough

David M. Clough, c.1887. Photograph by Zimmerman and Whitstruck.

Governor David M. Clough

Governor David M. Clough

Governor David M. Clough, 1895.

Bronze statue of Knute Nelson

Bronze statue of Knute Nelson

Statue of Knute Nelson in front of State Capitol building, 1940. Sculpted by John K. Daniels.

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