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 John Albert Johnson

John Albert Johnson

Birth
Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, USA
Death 21 Sep 1909 (aged 48)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 8374 · View Source
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Minnesota's sixteenth Governor; January 6, 1905 to Sept. 21, 1909. At the time of his death, he was under consideration for the 1912 Democratic nomination for the presidential race. At the 1908 convention he received 46 votes, but lost the nomination to William Jennings Bryan. In 1887 he became editor of the St. Peter Herald, the local Democratic paper, which is still in existence as the only paper in town. Just before he began his job, he became seriously ill with Typhoid Fever, which lasted until March 1887. Later, he had trouble with his intestines and had about six operations which were performed by the Mayo brothers, who were friends of his. The intestinal problems forced him to go to the hospital in September, 1909. Johnson was buried near his parents, who were both from Sweden. In 1912, statues were erected to his memory one in front of the capitol in St. Paul, which he was the first governor to occupy, and in front of the court house in St. Peter, both of similar design. There is a special marker on his grave mentioning his service as Governor of Minnesota. At the time, he was as popular as Jesse Ventura is now, except Johnson could tell the truth without getting people mad at him. He was considered an excellent orator, and was in constant demand to make speeches. Johnson was also the first native Minnesotan to serve as governor.


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  • Added: 3 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8374
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Albert Johnson (28 Jul 1861–21 Sep 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8374, citing Greenhill Cemetery, Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .