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Charles Augustus Lindbergh

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus (lĭnˈbûrg, lĭndˈ–) [key], 1859–1924, American Congressman (1907–17), b. Sweden; father of American aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh. He was brought to Minnesota as an infant, and later practiced law in Little Falls, Minn. As a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, he consistently attacked the methods of large industrial trusts and sponsored various reforms but incurred vilification by his denunciation of war propaganda and war profiteering. His outspoken book Why Is Your Country at War? (1917, repr. 1934) was suppressed and contributed to his defeat (1918) as candidate of the Nonpartisan League for the post of governor of Minnesota.

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