The Papers of J.A.O. Preus, 1921
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Brief Description: Collection contains a folder of letters written to Gov. Preus on the death of his father, Rev. C.K. Preus, and copies of his responses.
Held at:
Luther College Archives
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-387-1805
Fax: 563-387-1657
Email: archives [at]
Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Preus, J
Created by: Preus, J. A. O. (1883-1961)
Volume: 0.21 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Preus, J. A. O. (1883-1961) : Born in 1883, son of Christian Keyser Preus and Lulla Hjort. Nicknamed Jake. Graduated from Luther College in 1903; co-founded the Lutheran Brotherhood; served as Minnesota's State Auditor, 1915-1921; served as governor of Minnesota, 1921-1925; served on Luther College's Board of Trustees, 1921-1932; worked as an insurance executive in Chicago, 1926-1958; served as board chairman of the Lutheran Brotherhood from 1958 until his death in 1961.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Related Materials:

The gubernatorial papers of J.A.O. Preus can be found in the Minnesota State Archives at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Additional personal papers of Preus and his family are located at the Minnesota Historical Society.

PreferredCitation: Cite unpublished materials: J.A.O. Preus Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa
Finding Aid Revisions: 11/26/19: EC updated the preferred citation.