- John Lind (politician)
office= Governor of Minnesota
January 2, 1899
January 7, 1901
Lyndon Ambrose Smith
David Marston Clough
Samuel Rinnah Van Sant
birth_date= birth date|1854|3|25|mf=y
death_date= death date and age|1930|9|18|1854|3|25|mf=y
spouse= Alice A. Shepard
John Lind (
March 25, 1854ndash September 18, 1930) was an American politician. He was born in Kånna, in Smålandin Swedenand emigrated to the United Stateswith his parents when he was thirteen years old. He served in the Spanish-American Warin 1898. A former teacher and superintendent, he later graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School.
He served as a Republican in the
United States House of Representativesfrom March 4, 1887to March 3, 1893in the 50th, 51st, and 52nd congresses. He had a falling out with the Republicans after serving in the U.S. House. Lind ran for governor as a Democrat and served as the 14th Governor of Minnesotafrom January 2, 1899, to January 7, 1901. He had also been endorsed by the Populists and Silver Republicans.
Lind also served in the
United States House of Representativesfrom March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1905, as a Democrat. When he was elected Governor of Minnesota, he was the first non-Republican to hold that office in forty years. He died in 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Following the assassination of Mexican President
Francisco I. Maderoand Vice President José María Pino Suárezon February 22, 1913, it became clear that U.S. Ambassador Henry Lane Wilsonwas complicit in the plot. As soon as the new U.S. President Woodrow Wilsonand Secretary of State William Jennings Bryanassumed office on March 15, 1913, they sent John Lind to Mexicoas Wilson's personal envoy for Mexican affairs.
Lind was known for having a temper. According to an article on the front page of the Moose Lake (MN) Star on January 17, 1901: "Ex-governor John Lind after having freed himself from the duties of governor last Thursday walked down to the Dispatch office in St. Paul and administered to Editor Black a well-deserved licking. For a one armed man John Lind can make some telling blows once in a while."
* [http://www.mnhs.org/people/governors/gov/gov_16.htm Minnesota Historical Society Biography]
* [http://nrhp.mnhs.org/property_overview.cfm?propertyID=40/ The John Lind House, New Ulm, Minnesota]
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