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Martin N. Johnson celebrating election to the U.S. Senate
Martin N. Johnson celebrating election to the U.S. Senate
TitleMartin N. Johnson celebrating election to the U.S. Senate
Date of Original1908-11
DescriptionSenator Johnson standing and Mrs. Johnson seated in decorated wagon on Petersburg, N.D. street. Crowd of people around wagon in background. Likely taken shortly after the 1908 November election.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Social Life & Customs
Subject (LCTGM)Legislators
Political elections
Men
Celebrations
Carriages & coaches
Parades & processions
Personal NameJohnson, Martin N. (Martin Nelson), 1850-1909
Organization NameUnited States. Congress. Senate
LocationPetersburg (N.D.)
Nelson County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1900-1909
Item NumberMss 85.4.4
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Snapshots
Dimensions of Original7 x 9 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryMartin Nelson Johnson was born March 3, 1850 at Norway, Wisconsin, at a young age his family moved to near Decorah, Iowa where Martin graduated in 1873. He spent several years in California teaching, returning to his home in 1875. He was elected that year to the Iowa legislature, studied law at the University of Iowa from which he graduated in 1876, and was a presidential elector for the Hayes-Wheeler ticket. Mr. Johnson established a law office with his brother Lewis in Decorah and was elected state senator in 1877. On June 18, 1879 he married Stella White. In 1883 the Martin Johnson family, together with his brother Lewis, homesteaded in Dakota Territory near the present site of Petersburg, North Dakota. In 1886 he served as Nelson County District Attorney and in 1889 was a member of the N.D. Constitutional Convention at Bismarck. From 1890 to 1899 Mr. Johnson served as North Dakota's representative to Congress. In 1899 he ran for the United States Senate but lost. He then returned to engage in farming at Petersburg. In 1908 he was elected to the U.S. Senate in which office he died on October 21, 1909 in Fargo.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionMartin N. Johnson Family Photograph Collection Mss 85
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/1038
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Mss 85.4.4)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs005576
Original SourcePhotograph
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