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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Johnson, Carl August Sr. 1893 - 1977. Correspondence, 1963 - 1971.
MSU Archives Collection 1380



Johnson, Carl August Sr. 1893 - 1977. Correspondence, 1963 - 1971. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1380. Two hollinger boxes, .86 cubic feet.

Abstract:

This collection consists of the correspondence of Carl August Johnson Sr. ("Gus"), formerly of Mankato, Minnesota. Johnson worked as a teacher and lawyer for many years in the communities of Mankato and Lake Crystal. Johnson also served from 1962 until 1972 in the Minnesota House of Representatives. This collection consists of his correspondence from his time in the Minnesota House. Some topics discussed in the letters include abortion, transportation of school children, and tuition reimbursement plans.

Biographical Note:

Carl August Johnson Sr. ("Gus") was born in August of 1893 in Lake Crystal, Minnesota. He graduated from Lake Crystal high school in 1913, attended Hamline University and Mankato Normal School, and taught in Lake Crystal school. Johnson served in World War I and completed the University of Minnesota Law in 1920, when he was admitted to the Minnesota Bar. He was City Attorney for Lake Crystal, 1924 - 1931, and Blue Earth County Attorney, 1931 - 1939. In 1951 Johnson established a law firm with his son Charles in downtown Mankato. Johnson was a member of the Minnesota State and American Bar Association. He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1962, and served until 1972, when he was defeated in his bid for reelection by David Cumminsky. Johnson returned to the practice of law following his stint in the House of Representatives. His firm of Johnson, Johnson, Anderson, Moonan and Bradshaw had offices in Mankato and Lake Crystal at the time of Carl Johnson Sr.'s death in May of 1977.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Johnson, Carl August Sr. 1893 - 1977. Correspondence, 1963 - 1971. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1380, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Charles A. Johnson donated this collection in June 1978.

Processed By:

Karyn Nester processed this collection in November 1988. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell February 2001.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Carl August Johnson Sr. available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Johnson, Carl August Sr., 1893 - 1977.
Minnesota. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Blue Earth County (Minn.)
Abortion--Law and legislation.
School buses--Law and legislation.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1380

Box

Folder

Correspondence, 1964

1

2

Correspondence, December 1970 – March 1971

2

7

Correspondence, 1963 January – February

1

1

Correspondence, 1965 January, and newspaper clippings, 1965

1

3

Correspondence, 1965 March

1

6

Correspondence, 1965 April

1

7

Correspondence, 1965 May

1

8

Correspondence, 1965 11 – 28 February

1

5

Correspondence, 1967 January – February

1

9

Correspondence, 1967 March

1

10

Correspondence, 1967 March – April

2

1

Correspondence, 1969 January – February

2

2

Correspondence, 1969 March

2

5

Correspondence, undated and 1969 April

2

6

Correspondence, 1969 4 – 13 March

2

3

Correspondence, April 1979

2

8

Correspondence, 1965 1 –10 February

1

4

Correspondence, 1969 14 March

2

4