On This Date In Twin Cities History - May 9, 1918

On this date in 1918, Orville L. Freeman, the 29th Governor of Minnesota is born in Minneapolis.  Freeman served as Governor from January 5, 1955 to January 6, 1961.  He was one of the founding members of the merged Democratic-Farmer-Labor party and also served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1961-1969 during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.