Magnus Johnson
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Magnus Johnson
Magnus Johnson
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United States Senator
from Minnesota

July 16, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Knute Nelson
Thomas D. Schall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's General Ticket
Seat Five district

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
General Ticket Adopted
General Ticket Abolished
Member of the Minnesota Senate

1919-1923
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives

1915-1919
Personal details
Born(1871-09-19)September 19, 1871
Karlstad, Sweden
DiedSeptember 13, 1936(1936-09-13) (aged 64)
Litchfield, Minnesota
Political partyMinnesota Farmer-Labor Party

Magnus Johnson (September 19, 1871 – September 13, 1936) was an American farmer and politician.[1] He served in the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives from Minnesota as a member of the Farmer-Labor Party. Johnson is the only Swedish-born person to serve in the U.S. Senate.[2]

Biography

Johnson was born near Karlstad, Sweden, and his family moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, in 1891. They moved to Meeker County, Minnesota, in 1893.

He worked as a millhand and lumberjack, became a farmer, and by 1913 was the leader of the Minnesota branch of the American Society of Equity and Vice President of the Equity-owned Equity Co-operative Grain Exchange and Farmers' Terminal Packing Co. He served in both the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate before being elected to the U.S. Senate on the Farmer-Labor ticket, to fill the seat opened because of the death of Knute Nelson. Johnson served in the Senate from July 16, 1923, to March 4, 1925, in the 68th congress. He lost his bid for reelection in 1924. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served March 4, 1933, to January 3, 1935, in the 73rd congress, winning one of the general ticket seats. Subsequently, he resumed agricultural pursuits and served as state supervisor of public stockyards 1934 – 1936. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Farmer-Labor nomination for Governor of Minnesota in 1936.[3]

Johnson died in Litchfield, where he had gone for medical treatment, on September 13, 1936, and his interment is in Dassel Cemetery, Dassel, Minnesota.

See also

References

  1. ^ Brown, Curt (November 1, 2014). "Minnesota History: The most interesting state politician you might not have heard of" (PDF). Star Tribune. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Magnus the Great". Time. 1923-07-23. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Minnesota Legislators Past and Present

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Party political offices
Vacant
Title last held by
David H. Evans
Farmer-Labor nominee for Governor of Minnesota
1922
Succeeded by
Floyd B. Olson
First Farmer-Labor nominee for U.S. Senator from Minnesota
(Class 2)

1923, 1924
Succeeded by
Ernest Lundeen
Preceded by
Floyd B. Olson
Farmer-Labor nominee for Governor of Minnesota
1926
Succeeded by
Ernest Lundeen
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Knute Nelson
U.S. senator (Class 2) from Minnesota
1923–1925
Served alongside: Henrik Shipstead
Succeeded by
Thomas D. Schall
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
General Ticket Adopted
U.S. Representative from Minnesota
General Ticket Seat Five

1933–1935
Succeeded by
General Ticket Abolished



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