Adolph Olson Eberhart

Adolph Olson Eberhart ( born June 23, 1870 in Värmland, Sweden, † December 6, 1944 in Savage, Minnesota ) was an American politician and 1909-1915 Governor of the State of Minnesota.

Early years and political rise

After immigration to the United States, Eberhart family settled down first in Nebraska and then in Minnesota. Adolph Eberhart attended until 1895, the Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. After a subsequent law degree, he was admitted to the bar in 1898. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1902 and 1906 he was a member of the Senate of Minnesota and in 1906 he was vice- governor of the state.

Governor of Minnesota

After the death of Governor John Albert Johnson fell at his office according to the Constitution on September 21, 1909. In the years 1910 and 1912 he was confirmed in each case by the voters, so he could officiate as governor between 21 September 1909 and 5 January 1915. During this time the prefix principle for all elected offices in the public service was introduced in Minnesota. Eberhart also strove to improve the school system, especially in rural areas. In addition, a law against corruption was adopted. In 1914, Eberhart applied unsuccessfully for a re-election.

Further CV

After he had failed in 1916 in the primaries for a seat in the U.S. Senate, to Eberhart retired from politics. Subsequently he worked in the insurance industry and the real estate market in Chicago. Adolph Eberhart died on 6 December 1944. Together with his wife Adele M. Koke he had five children.