State of Minnesota


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Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 14, 1985 - Contributed by Janice Rice

Donald N. Ferguson, a musicologist and music historian who had been called "Minnesota's Grand Old Man of Music," has died at age 102. Mr. Ferguson, who died Saturday, taught at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College, and was the author of several books, including "History of Musical Thought" in 1935 and "Music as Metaphor" in 1960. He was the founder of the Bach Society of Minnesota and conducted its annual festivals until 1950. For 30 years he was program annotator for the Minnesota Orchestra, and was chairman of Macalester's music department from 1950 until he retired in 1959

John A. Johnson
Freeman (2 Oct. 1909) Transcribed and contributed by AFOFG FC

In the death of Governor John A. Johnson, of Minnesota, the country loses one of its foremost citizens. His early career was one of the hardships, which doubtless influenced his life, making him the noble character he came to be in after years. He was favorably mentioned for the Presidency in the last campaign, and had he lived more than likely would have been a commanding figure before the next national Democratic convention.

Samuel H. Nichols
[Source: Tillamook Herald (OR) April 11, 1913; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Everett, Wash. -Samuel H. Nichols, formerly secretary of state of Washington, and before that a Republican leader in Minnesota, died here, aged 83 years. He served two full terms as secretary of state, beginning in 1901 and had begun upon a third term when in 1909 his office was charged with irregularities and he resigned.

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