CONGRESS: Farmer Nelson

The oldest man in the Senate, a man who had never been defeated in an election, the " grand old man," the "Norseman," the "Viking," or—as he liked best to be called" Farmer Nelson " died aboard a Pennsylvania Railroad train on April 28; Senator Knute Nelson, 80 years of age, and senior Senator from Minnesota fell dead of heart disease as he was going from Washington to his home in Alexandria, Minn.

Born in Norway, in 1843, he came to this country at the age of six. He...

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