J. A. O. Preus

Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus ( born August 28, 1883 Columbia County, Wisconsin, † May 24, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota ) was an American politician and 1921-1925 Governor of the State of Minnesota.

Early years and political rise

Jacob Preus attended until 1903, the Luther College and then studied until 1906 at the University of Minnesota law. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1906 and 1909 he worked on the staff of U.S. Senator Knute Nelson. Between 1909 and 1910 he was Adviser to the Governor of Minnesota. In the years 1910-1914 Preus insurance agent of the government of Minnesota and from 1914 to 1920 he was head of the Court was (State Auditor ).

Governor of Minnesota

On November 2, 1920 Preus was elected governor of his state. After a re-election in 1922 he was able to hold that office from January 5, 1921 and 6 January 1925. During his tenure, the Ministry of Agriculture of Minnesota was founded. The expansion of the road network has been promoted and facilitated the conduct of the elections. The farmers were supported with cheap loans.

Further CV

After the end of his governorship is Preus withdrew from politics. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he was active in the insurance industry. In 1958 he returned to Minneapolis. There he served on the board of a religiously oriented insurance company that he had co-founded in 1917. Jacob Preus died on 24 May 1961, his wife Idella Louise Haugen he had two sons, both of which were theological works: Jacob was 1969-1981 President of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Robert served from 1974 to 1989 as President of Concordia. Theological Seminary.