Johnson, Magnus(1871–1936) agrarian reformer, U.S. senator/representative; born near Kalstad, Sweden. Immigrating to Wisconsin (1891), he settled in Minnesota (1894) and took up farming. Active in the farmers' cooperative movement, as a Farmer Labor Party candidate he served in the Minnesota legislature, in the U.S. Senate (1923–1925), and in the House of Representatives (1933–35).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.