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The Papers of J.A.O. Preus, 1921

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of J.A.O. Preus, 1921

Predominant Dates:1921

ID: LCA/RG15/Preus, J

Creator: Preus, J. A. O. (1883-1961)

Extent: 0.21 Linear Feet. More info below.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 folder, 1 box

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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.

Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: J.A.O. Preus Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/26/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1: Correspondence, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters of J. A. O. Preus, 1921Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Newspaper Article, 1970Add to your cart.