Preus, J. A. O. (1883-1961) | Nordic

Name: Preus, J. A. O. (1883-1961)
Variant Name: Preus, Jacob; Preus, Jack ; Preus, Jake
Fuller Form: Preus, Jacob Aall Ottesen

Historical 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.

Minnesota Historical Society J.A.O. Preus and Family Papers

RG07 SR02 SBSR13 Box 30 Folder 34: Preus Family

Note Author: HRJ