Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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LINDBERGH, Charles August (1859-1924)

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.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: 1900-1953, 1.5 cubic feet.
The papers of Charles August Lindbergh contain photocopies of correspondence, legal documents, and newspaper clippings covering the period from 1900-1936, with a few documents from 1951 and 1953, arranged chronologically. Much of the correspondence from 1900 and 1924 is between Charles Lindbergh, his wife Evangeline, and his son Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. and concerns family matters and Charles Lindbergh's personal finances. Other letters, memoranda, and legal and financial papers relate to Charles Lindbergh's numerous real estate transactions and mortgage holdings, and to his landholdings in Florida and Minnesota, particularly in Morrison County, Minnesota. Letters and articles from the period of Charles Lindbergh's service in the United States House of Representatives (1907-1917) discuss such current issues as the money and banking trusts, progressive Republican philosophy, and World War I. The original papers are at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Papers: In the Charles A. Lindbergh and Family Papers, 1808-1985, 8.25 cubic feet.
The papers contain extensive information on Charles August Lindbergh Sr.'s political career, especially as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Sixth District of Minnesota. The papers document the progressive Republican coalition in Congress, Charles Lindbergh's advocacy of progressive economic and political, policies, family and personal matters, real estate ventures in Minnesota and Florida, his political campaigns, and his pacifist stance during World War I. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Frank A. Lindbergh Papers, 1908-1960, 0.3 cubic foot.
Subjects covered in the papers include Charles August Lindbergh. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Luther Loren Baxter and Family Papers, 1853-1950, 1 cubic foot.
Other authors include Charles August Lindbergh. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Lynn Haines Papers, 1909-1931, 24 cubic feet.
Other authors include Charles August Lindbergh. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Microfilm: In the National Nonpartisan League Records, 1915-1927, 18 microfilm reels.
Other authors include Charles August Lindbergh.

Papers: In the J.A.O. Preus and Family Papers, 1853-1946, 15.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Charles August Lindbergh. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Arthur O. Reierson Papers, 1917 and 1934-1965, 2.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Charles August Lindbergh. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Andrew John Volstead and Family Papers, 1868-1955, 3 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Charles August Lindbergh. An inventory for the papers is available in the repository.

  • Larson, Bruce K. Lindbergh of Minnesota; A Political Biography. New York: Harcourt, 1973.
  • Lucas, Richard B. Charles August Lindbergh, Sr.: A Case Study of Congressional Insurgency, 1906-1912. (Studia hist. Upsaliensia: 61) Stockholm: Uppsala University, 1974.