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Elmer L. Andersen

Man's Reach

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ISBN: 0816637393
Издательство: University of Minnesota Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 444
Book DescriptionBiography/Regional The beloved former governor's personal story of a life in service and of triumph over adversity. Elmer L. Andersen has been described as Minnesota's leading citizen. A leader in many fields, he built a small adhesives company, H. B. Fuller Company, into a world leader, and created a publishing empire from one weekly newspaper. As a Minnesota state senator, he pioneered progressive legislative measures in the areas of civil rights, special education and welfare, mental health care, and metropolitan governance. His years as Minnesota's governor in the early 1960s were marked by his role in the founding of Southwest State University and several state parks; the latter, in addition to the important part he later played in the creation of Voyageurs National Park, gained him a reputation as one of the region's leading environmentalists. In A Man's Reach, Governor Andersen recounts his years of service with a keen truthfulness, but also with...