Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
CHRISTIANSON, Theodore (1883-1948)

CHRISTIANSON, THEODORE, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm near Lac qui Parle, Lac qui Parle County, Minn., September 12, 1883; attended the rural schools and Dawson (Minn.) High School; was graduated from the arts college of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1906 and from its law school in 1909; principal of the public school at Robbindale, Minn., 1906-1909; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minn.; also owner and publisher of the Dawson Sentinel 1909-1925; president of the village council at Dawson, Minn., in 1910 and 1911; member of the State house of representatives 1915-1925; Governor of Minnesota 1925-1931; manufacturing executive in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1931 and 1932; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1936; served as secretary-manager of the National Association of Retail Grocers, Chicago, Ill., 1937-1939 and as public-relations counsel for the National Association of Retail Druggists, Chicago, Ill., 1939-1945; editor of the National Association of Retail Druggists Journal, Chicago, Ill., from 1945 until his death; died in Dawson, Minn., on December 9, 1948; interment in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1906-1949, 2.5 cubic feet.
The papers of Theodore Christianson contain correspondence, newspapers clippings, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: 1925-1931. 26 cubic feet.
Official gubernatorial correspondence and subject files. Inventory available online. Letters in many other collections.

Papers: In the Central Council of District Clubs (Saint Paul, Minn.) Organization Records, 1928-1940, 0.25 cubic foot.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson.

Papers: In the Frank A. Day Papers, 1889-1928, 2 cubic feet.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Duluth Federated Trades and Labor Assembly Organization Records, 1892-1942, 6.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Fort Ridgely State Park and Historical Association Papers, 1888-1956, 1 cubic foot.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Arthur B. Gilbert Papers, 1909-1967, 2.2 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the William Haas Papers, 1917-1962, 0.3 cubic foot.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Einar Hoidale Papers, ca. 1929-1952, 1 folder.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Magnus Johnson Papers, 1923-1941, 4.25 cubic feet.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Minnesota Political Party Platforms: 1849-1942, 1.25 cubic feet.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation (Saint Paul, Minn.) Congregation Records, 1853-1958, 7.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the W. I. Nolan Papers, 1900-1943, 3.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Hjalmar Otto Peterson Papers, 1930-1954, 0.75 cubic foot.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Patrick Henry Rahilly Papers, 1874-1930, 3.75 cubic feet.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Herman Roe Papers, 1906-1965, 1 cubic foot.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press (Saint Paul, Minn.) Papers, 1862-1948, 1.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the James P. Vaughan Papers, 1904-1963, 0.75 cubic foot.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Harry M. Wheelock and Family Papers, 1895-1936, 0.25 cubic foot.
Other authors include Theodore Christianson. An inventory is available in the repository.

  • Christianson, Theodore. Backgrounds of Minnesota. N.p., n.d.
  • ------. The Long and Beltrami Explorations in Minnesota one hundred years ago. N.p., n.d.
  • ------. Minnesota: The land of sky-tinted waters: A history of the state and its people. Chicago: American Historical Society, 1935.