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A GREAT SPEAKER Figure The Honorable Theodore Christianson Governor of Minnesota REDPATH The Honorable Theodore Christianson Governor of Minnesota THE HONORABLE THEODORE CHRISTIANSON is progressive and forward-thinking and has made a fine record as Governor of Minnesota. For a long time he has been a champion of deep waterways and is now making a fight for practical farm relief. Governor Christianson is an excellent and interesting speaker, has a fine sense of humor and is probably in greater demand as a speaker for all occasions than any other Governor in the Middle West. According to Who's Who in America, Governor Christianson was born in Lac qui Parle Township, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, September 12, 1883. He received his A. B. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1906, and his LL.B. degree in 1909. Following his admittance to the Minnesota bar in 1909, Governor Christianson put out his shingle at Dawson, Minn., where he practiced law until he became Governor in 1925. From 1909 to 1925 he also published the Dawson Sentinel. Governor Christianson has always been active in Minnesota politics. From 1915 to 1923 he was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and was chairman of Committee on Appropriations for four terms. In 1907 Governor Christianson married Ruth E. Donaldson of Dundas, Minnesota. They have two sons, Robert James and Paul Theodore. The Governor is listed as a member of these fraternities, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Theta Chi Delta, Theta Phi. He has always been a member of the Republican party. His church affiiliation is Presbyterian. He is also a Mason. Lecture Subjects Putting The Four Wheel Brakes on the Ship of State. Preserving the Federal Balance. Co-Operation — The New Democracy. The New Challenge to Education. Education for Sufficiency. Paving Main Street. Press Comments CHICAGO TRIBUNE—By Paul Potter. Governor Theodore Christianson of Minnesota is another western governor who has taken up the word battle with the farm board chairman. He declares he disagrees with Mr. Legge's solution of the farm problem by adjusting the crop production to domestic demands. Such action, in his opinion, would make the United States a decidedly industrial nation. Agricultural production, Governor Christianson said, is dependent upon factors which are variables and over which man has no control. While a general limitation of acreage in certain lines, as in wheat, is probably desirable, there is no way in which such a limitation may be enforced, and there is no assurance that if it were, we would not, in the event of unfavorable weather conditions, be confronted with a shortage, which, from the standpoint of national prosperity, would be unfortunate. The Northwest, he said, wants conditions that will permit both agriculture and industry to sell in foreign markets. Nothing else would satisfy the farmer, and those interested in his welfare. MINNEAPOLIS STAR Shifting of population from the rural districts to the cities has swelled the ranks of unemployment and increased industrial production, Governor Christianson declared before the Commonwealth Club. The shifting has caused over-production. Industry must decentralize. The nine foot Mississippi channel project will tend to distribute factories among the farming communities. Restoration of economic balance between industry and agriculture is essential to the welfare of the farmer. An adjustment must also be made between big business and little business. Under the present system, the control of larger enterprises is in the hands of a few while the ownership rests with thousands. Sentiment in America will not stand for continued concentration of such power. ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS The Governor was the commencement speaker at Augustana this year and gave a splendid address on Education for Sufficiency. Printed in U. S. A.
|Title||The honorable Theodore Christianson: Governor of Minnesota|
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|Personal Name Subject||Christianson, Theodore|
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