Albert E. Rice

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Albert E. Rice
Albert E. Rice
10th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 4, 1887 – January 5, 1891
GovernorAndrew Ryan McGill
William Rush Merriam
Preceded byCharles A. Gilman
Succeeded byGideon S. Ives
Personal details
Born(1845-09-24)September 24, 1845
Vinje, Telemarken, Norway
DiedSeptember 11, 1921(1921-09-11) (aged 75)
Rochester, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sophia L. Rice
Professionbanker, newspaperman, legislator, University of Minnesota regent

Albert E. Rice (September 24, 1845 – September 11, 1921) was a banker, newspaperman, legislator, University of Minnesota regent, politician, and the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota from Willmar, Minnesota. He served as a Republican from January 4, 1887, to January 5, 1891, under Governors Andrew Ryan McGill and William Rush Merriam.

Albert E. Rice is the namesake of Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, a Level 3 trauma center and the largest municipally-owned hospital in the state of Minnesota.

The Rice Mansion, Rice's former home, is located on the northern shore of Green Lake in Spicer, Minnesota and is a local landmark.


Political offices
Preceded by
Charles A. Gilman
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Succeeded by
Gideon S. Ives