Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Johnson, Martin Nelson

Johnson, Martin Nelson, a Representative and a Senator from North Dakota; born in Racine County, Wis., March 3, 1850; moved with his parents to Decorah, Iowa, the same year; was taught at home and attended the country schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1873; taught two years in the California Military Academy at Oakland, Calif.; returned to Iowa in 1875; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Decorah; member of the State house of representatives in 1877; served in the State senate 1878-1882; presidential elector on the Republican ticket of Hayes and Wheeler in 1876; moved to Dakota Territory in 1882; engaged in agricultural pursuits; prosecuting attorney of Nelson County 1886-1890; member of the constitutional convention of North Dakota in 1889; chairman of the first Republican State convention in 1889; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4,1891-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898, having become a candidate for Senator; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1899; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1909, until his death in Fargo, N. Dak., October 21, 1909; interment in the City Cemetery, Petersburg, N. Dak.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Johnson, Martin Nelson," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1378 1379. Original Sources, accessed August 7, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z4NVD18VJHN6S3.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Johnson, Martin Nelson." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1378, page 1379. Original Sources. 7 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z4NVD18VJHN6S3.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Johnson, Martin Nelson' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1378, pp.1379. Original Sources, retrieved 7 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z4NVD18VJHN6S3.