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Charles August LINDBERGH

(1859-1924)

LINDBERGH, Charles August, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Stockholm, Sweden, January 20, 1859; immigrated to the United States in 1860 with his parents, who settled on a farm near Melrose, Stearns County, Minn.; attended the common schools, Grove Lake (Minn.) Academy, and the St. Cloud (Minn.) Normal School; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1883; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Little Falls, Minn.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; prosecuting attorney of Morrison County 1891-1893; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1917); did not seek renomination in 1916, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate on the Non-Partisan League ticket; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota as a Progressive Republican, with Non-Partisan League indorsement, in 1918; was a candidate for the nomination for Governor on the Farmer-Labor ticket in 1924, but his death occurred before the primary election was held; died in Crookston, Minn., May 24, 1924; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the columbarium in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

Bibliography

Larson, Bruce K. Lindbergh of Minnesota; A Political Biography. New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1973.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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