Log In

John Lind

governor

John Lind, Swedish governor. member 50th to 52d Congresses (1887-1893); member 58th Congress (1903-1905), 4th Minn; member Wage Umpire Board, July 13, 1918.

Background

Lind, John was born on March 25, 1854 in Kanna, Smaland, Sweden. Son of Gustave and Catherine (Jonason) Lind.

Education

Family came to the United States, 1868, and settled at Goodhue, Minnesota. Educational public schools, 1865-1871. Taught school, Sibley Company, Minnesota, 1872-1873.

Studied University of Minnesota, 1875-1876.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1876. Began practice at New Ulm, Minnesota, 1877. Now practicing at Minneapolis.

Receiver land office at Tracy, Minnesota, 1881-1885. Member 50th to 52d Congresses (1887-1893). First lieutenant and quartermaster 12th Minnesota Vols. during Spanish-American War.

Democratic nominee for government of Minnesota, 1896. Governor, 1899-1901; defeated for reëlection, 1900. Member 58th Congress (1903-1905), 4th Minnesota District President board regents University of Minnesota Appointed by President Wilson as his envoy and personal representative to Mexico, August 3, 1913.

Acting as chairman of Advisory Council to the Secretary of Labor, Washington. Member Wage Umpire Board, July 13, 1918. Home: Minneapolis, Minn.

Membership

Member 50th to 52d Congresses (1887-1893). Member 58th Congress (1903-1905), 4th Minn. Member Wage Umpire Board, July 13, 1918.

Connections

Married Alice A. Shepard, September 15, 1879.

father:
Gustave Lind

mother:
Catherine (Jonason) Lind

spouse:
Alice A. Shepard