Samuel Rinnah Van Sant Edit Profile
Educated Rock Island grammar and high schools. Private and corporal Company A, 9th Illinois Cavalry, 3 years in Civil War. Student Knox College, 2 years.
Doctor of Laws, Cornell, Iowa, 1904, Augustana, Illinois, 1905.
Engaged in steamboat, business after leaving college Elected to Minnesota House of Representatives, 1892, 94, speaker of House, 1895. Governor of Minnesota, 2 terms, 1901-1905.
Married Ruth Hall, December 7, 1868 (died 1928).