LINDBERGH, Charles August, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Stockholm, Sweden, January
20, 1859; immigrated to the United States in 1860 with his parents, who settled
on a farm near Melrose, Stearns County, Minn.; attended the common schools,
Grove Lake (Minn.) Academy, and the St. Cloud (Minn.) Normal School; was
graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in
1883; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Little
Falls, Minn.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; prosecuting attorney of
Morrison County 1891-1893; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and to the
four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1917); did not seek
renomination in 1916, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the
United States Senate on the Non-Partisan League ticket; resumed the practice of
law; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota as a Progressive
Republican, with Non-Partisan League endorsement, in 1918; was a candidate for
the nomination for Governor on the Farmer-Labor ticket in 1924, but his death
occurred before the primary election was held; died in Crookston, Minn., May
24, 1924; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the columbarium in
Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
BibliographyLarson, Bruce K.
Lindbergh of Minnesota; A Political Biography. New York:
Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1973.