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Henry R. Martinson portrait
Henry R. Martinson portrait
TitleHenry R. Martinson portrait
Date of Original197-
DescriptionHenry R. Martinson holds a piece of paper and sits at a desk, likely at the Fargo-Moorhead Trades and Labor Assembly. A North Dakota map hangs on the wall, an electric typewriter is at his left, and a bookcase is visible behind him.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Socialists
Personal NameMartinson, Henry R. (Henry Rudolph), 1883-1981
Organization NameSocialist Party (N.D.)
North Dakota Nonpartisan League
North Dakota. Dept. of Agriculture and Labor
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Item NumberA5637
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryHenry R. Martinson was born in Minneapolis in 1883 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1905. In 1906, he moved to the Crosby area and homesteaded there. He was the state secretary for the Socialist Party, and edited the Socialist paper Iconoclast. He worked at trade and with the labor movement in teh 1920s and 1930s, and ran for the North Dakota legislature on the Socialist ticket in 1936. He was appointed Deputy Labor Commissioner in 1937 and served in that position for 28 years. He wrote several books and articles about his life and political activity in the 1960s and 1970s.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A5637)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA5637
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