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John Lind

03/25/1854 – 09/18/1930

Place of Death

Minneapolis

Disposition

09/22/1930 (Burial)

Location

Section 10 Lot 204 Grave 3
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LIND, John, Governor of Minnesota from 1899 to 1901. Parents: Gustav Lind (1826 - 1895) Catherina Lind (1832 - 1912) Spouse: Alice A. Shepard Lind (1859 - 1942) Children: Norman George Lind (1880 - 1932) John Lind (1900 - 1959) Siblings: John L ind (1854 - 1930) Solomon Lind (1860 - 1889) Mary Lind Scherer (1867 - 1931) Jennie Lind (1870 - 1878) Albert Lind (1872 - 1873). John was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Kanna, Sweden, March 25, 1854; immigrated to the United States in 1867 with his parents, who settled in Goodhue County, Minn.; moved to Sibley County in 1872; attended the public schools and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in New U lm, Minn.; receiver of the United States land office at Tracy 1881-1885; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1893); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Fifty-first Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1896; during the Spanish-American War was mustered into the service on May 5, 1898, as first lieutenant and quartermaster in the Twelfth Regiment, Minnesota Voluntee r Infantry; was honorably discharged with his regiment November 5, 1898; Democratic Governor of Minnesota 1898-1900; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); declined to be a c andidate for renomination in 1904; resumed the practice of law in Minneapolis, Minn., president of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota; was appointed by President Wilson as his personal representative to investigate the affairs of the Unite d States Government in Mexico August 3, 1913; practiced law in Minneapolis, Minn., until his death in that city September 18, 1930; remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Lakewood Cemetery.

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