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Knute Nelson
Knute Nelson

Knute Nelson (February 2, 1843April 28, 1923) was an American politician. Nelson was born in Voss, Norway and immigrated to the United States in 1849. He was a US Representative, US Senator and Governor of Minnesota. Nelson also served in the US Army during the American Civil War. He also had been a member of the Wisconsin assembly and Minnesota State Senate. He served in the United States House of Representatives from March 3, 1883 to March 3, 1889. He was elected the 12th Governor of Minnesota in 1892 and reelected in 1894, and served until January 31, 1895, when he resigned, preparatory to becoming Senator. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1895; reelected in 1901, 1907, 1913, and 1918, and served from March 4, 1895, until his death.

Preceded by:
William Rush Merriam
Governors of Minnesota
Succeeded by:
David Marston Clough
Preceded by:
William D. Washburn
Minnesota Congressional Delegations
Succeeded by:
Magnus Johnson



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