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 Magnus Johnson

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Magnus Johnson

Original Name Johan Magnus Johnson
Birth
Karlstad, Karlstads kommun, Värmlands län, Sweden
Death 13 Sep 1936 (aged 64)
Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Dassel, Meeker County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 5971 View Source
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US Senator. A native of Sweden, he and his family arrived in the United States in 1891, then moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota two years later. In 1912, he began his political career when he joined the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party. The following year, he was appointed as the Leader of the Minnesota Branch of the American Society of Equity. In 1915, he was elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving the position until 1919, when he was elected into the Minnesota State Senate. On July 16, 1923, he was elected to the United States Senate via the Farmer-Labor General Ticket following the death of Minnesota Senator Knute Nelson. He served on the seat until March 4, 1925, shortly after losing his bid for reelection the previous year. From there, he returned home and spent nearly a decade as a farmer, lumberjack and millhand for both his family and local community before returning to politics in 1932. On March 4, 1933, he was elected into the U.S. House of Representatives and served until January 3, 1935. Months before his passing, he had finished his two-year term as the Minnesota State Supervisor of Public Stockyards. As of 2020, he is the only Swedish-born person to have served in the U.S. Senate.

Bio by: Elton Gibb



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  • Added: 24 Jul 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5971
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/5971/magnus-johnson : accessed ), memorial page for Magnus Johnson (19 Sep 1871–13 Sep 1936), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5971, citing Dassel Community Cemetery, Dassel, Meeker County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .