By Elmer L. Andersen
Biography/Regional The cherished former governor's own tale of a lifestyles in provider and of conquer adversity. Elmer L. Andersen has been defined as Minnesota's prime citizen. a pacesetter in lots of fields, he outfitted a small adhesives corporation, H. B. Fuller corporation, right into a global chief, and created a publishing empire from one weekly newspaper. As a Minnesota nation senator, he pioneered innovative legislative measures within the parts of civil rights, precise schooling and welfare, psychological healthiness care, and metropolitan governance. His years as Minnesota's governor within the early Sixties have been marked by means of his function within the founding of Southwest nation collage and a number of other nation parks; the latter, as well as the real half he later performed within the construction of Voyageurs nationwide Park, received him a name as one of many region's prime environmentalists. In A Man's succeed in, Governor Andersen recounts his years of carrier with a willing truthfulness, but additionally with the beneficiant spirit that has guided his lifestyles and profession. For the 1st time he tells the tale of his 1962 political defeat as he ran for his moment time period as governor in a contentious race by means of a four-month-long vote recount, some of the most memorable and heartbreaking elections in Minnesota's heritage. right here, additionally, is a real insider's account of President Kennedy's masterful dealing with of the Cuban Missile predicament, the tale of the way Charles Lindbergh taught him to fly, in addition to candid memories of fellow Republicans Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, and Harold Stassen, and political rival Hubert Humphrey. Now in his ninety-first yr, the previous governor keeps to motivate via this tale of a guy who was once an impoverished teenage orphan yet turned one of many prime lighting fixtures in company, politics, and public provider in his nation. informed with humor and humility, A Man's succeed in is bound to motivate somebody who ever puzzled if one individual could make a distinction. Governor Elmer L. Andersen is certainly one of Minnesota's prime political, company, and cultural figures. He lives in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Lori Sturdevant is an article author for the Minneapolis superstar Tribune. Translation Inquiries: college of Minnesota Press
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He was gentle, kind, a very humane person. He once asked me to travel with him when he was selling for Sheldon. We called on a purchasing agent who was terribly discourteous to my brother. He was so rude that I was appalled. But Marvin just took his abuse as part of the conversation. Even when we got back to the car, he said nothing about it. ” What a compassionate and perceptive comment that was. So frequently, when people act in ways they should not, they are not well. They deserve compassion and rehabilitation, not punishment.
Those factory workers were dear to me. They worked so hard. They were genuine. Knowing them was a factor in my desire as a businessman and a politician to be considerate of working people. Fortuitously, it was just as I was leaving Sheldon in 1926 that a new junior college was being established in Muskegon, on the top ﬂoor of the senior high school. It occurred to me that I could combine an additional two years of education with a sales job. Hence, I became a member of the ﬁrst class of Muskegon Junior College, now a ﬂourishing community college.
I was selling insurance. I was editing a college newspaper and stringing for a daily newspaper. I was studying and learning about things I had never known existed. It was almost an incredible time. Money was scarce, but tuition was free and books were not very expensive. Somehow, we managed. Never have I worried about money. I insist that money has to take care of itself. Somehow, there is usually enough. I learned early that other things in life are more important. Money is merely an instrument, a means of conveyance and communication.