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By Elmer L. Andersen

Biography/Regional

The loved former governor's own tale of a existence in carrier and of overcome adversity.

Elmer L. Andersen has been defined as Minnesota's top citizen. a pace-setter in lots of fields, he outfitted a small adhesives corporation, H. B. Fuller corporation, right into a global chief, and created a publishing empire from one weekly newspaper. As a Minnesota kingdom senator, he pioneered revolutionary legislative measures within the parts of civil rights, exact schooling and welfare, psychological overall healthiness care, and metropolitan governance. His years as Minnesota's governor within the early Nineteen Sixties have been marked by means of his position within the founding of Southwest kingdom collage and several other country parks; the latter, as well as the $64000 half he later performed within the construction of Voyageurs nationwide Park, won him a name as one of many region's top environmentalists.

In A Man's succeed in, Governor Andersen recounts his years of provider with a prepared truthfulness, but in addition with the beneficiant spirit that has guided his existence and profession. For the 1st time he tells the tale of his 1962 political defeat as he ran for his moment time period as governor in a contentious race through a four-month-long vote recount, some of the most memorable and heartbreaking elections in Minnesota's historical past. right here, additionally, is a real insider's account of President Kennedy's masterful dealing with of the Cuban Missile difficulty, the tale of ways Charles Lindbergh taught him to fly, in addition to candid memories of fellow Republicans Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, and Harold Stassen, and political rival Hubert Humphrey.

Now in his ninety-first yr, the previous governor maintains to motivate via this tale of a guy who was once an impoverished teenage orphan yet turned one of many best lighting fixtures in enterprise, politics, and public carrier in his country. informed with humor and humility, A Man's achieve is bound to motivate a person who ever questioned if one individual could make a distinction.

Governor Elmer L. Andersen is one in every of Minnesota's best political, enterprise, and cultural figures. He lives in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Lori Sturdevant is a piece of writing author for the Minneapolis celebrity Tribune.

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A Man's Reach (Minnesota)

Biography/RegionalThe liked former governor's own tale of a lifestyles in carrier and of overcome adversity. Elmer L. Andersen has been defined as Minnesota's prime citizen. a pacesetter in lots of fields, he outfitted a small adhesives corporation, H. B. Fuller corporation, right into a global chief, and created a publishing empire from one weekly newspaper.

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