Black and white photograph of John McGee, 1918.

John McGee

John McGee, 1918. Photograph by the Lee Brothers.

McGee, John Franklin (1861–1925)

Conservative lawyer John F. McGee was the dominant personality on the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety, the body that governed Minnesota during World War I. Under McGee’s leadership, the commission demanded unquestioning support for the war effort and suppressed possible German American dissent. After the war, McGee became a federal judge who was well known for the heavy sentences he imposed on bootleggers.

Black and white photograph of Grier M. Orr, ca. 1917.

Judge Grier M. Orr

Judge Grier M. Orr, ca. 1917. Orr was an early member of the St. Paul NAACP.

Black and white photograph of Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist, ca. 1913.

J.A.A. Burnquist

Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist, ca. 1913. Burnquist was governor of Minnesota from 1915 to 1921. He also served as president of the St. Paul chapter of the NAACP in the 1910s.

Color image of a "Beat the Machine - Support Eugene" poster,1968.

"Beat the Machine - Support Eugene" poster

"Beat the Machine - Support Eugene" poster, 1968.

Black and white photograph of Eugene and Abigail McCarthy, 1958.

Eugene and Abigail McCarthy

Eugene and Abigail McCarthy, 1958. Photograph by Don Berg.

Color image of a McCarthy campaign peace dress, 1968.

McCarthy campaign peace dress

McCarthy campaign peace dress, 1968.

Color image of a "McCarthy for President" button, 1968.

"McCarthy for President" button

"McCarthy for President" button, 1968.

Black and white photograph of President John F. Kennedy at the Duluth airport with Senator Eugene McCarthy, Representative Donald Fraser, Governor Karl Rolvaag, and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, 1965.

President John F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Donald Fraser, Karl Rolvaag, and Hubert H. Humphrey

President John F. Kennedy at the Duluth airport with Senator Eugene McCarthy, Representative Donald Fraser, Governor Karl Rolvaag, and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, 1965. Photograph by Marty Nordstrom.

Black and white photograph of Eugene McCarthy in a Washington Senators baseball uniform, 1956.

Eugene McCarthy in a Washington Senators baseball uniform

Eugene McCarthy in a Washington Senators baseball uniform, 1956.

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