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Martin N. Johnson portrait
Martin N. Johnson portrait
TitleMartin N. Johnson portrait
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionFormal studio portrait of Senator Martin N. Johnson in a suit and tie.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Politics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Portrait photographs
Personal NameJohnson, Martin N. (Martin Nelson), 1850-1909
Organization NameUnited States. Congress. Senate
LocationPetersburg (N.D.)
Nelson County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberMss 85.2.5
Format of OriginalPlatinum prints
Dimensions of Original26 x 20 cm.
Publisher of OriginalMarcean (New York, N.Y.)
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryMartin Nelson Johnson was born March 3, 1850 at Norway, Wisconsin, at a young age his family moved to near Decorah, Iowa where Martin graduated in 1873. He spent several years in California teaching, returning to his home in 1875. He was elected that year to the Iowa legislature, studied law at the University of Iowa from which he graduated in 1876, and was a presidential elector for the Hayes-Wheeler ticket. Mr. Johnson established a law office with his brother Lewis in Decorah and was elected state senator in 1877. On June 18, 1879 he married Stella White. In 1883 the Martin Johnson family, together with his brother Lewis, homesteaded in Dakota Territory near the present site of Petersburg, North Dakota. In 1886 he served as Nelson County District Attorney and in 1889 was a member of the N.D. Constitutional Convention at Bismarck. From 1890 to 1899 Mr. Johnson served as North Dakota's representative to Congress. In 1899 he ran for the United States Senate but lost. He then returned to engage in farming at Petersburg. In 1908 he was elected to the U.S. Senate in which office he died on October 21, 1909 in Fargo.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionMartin N. Johnson Family Photograph Collection Mss 85
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Mss 85.2.5)
Digital IDrs005578
Original SourcePhotograph
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