Clarence R. Magney

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Clarence R. Magney
23rd Mayor of Duluth
In office
Preceded by William I. Prince
Succeeded by Trevanion W. Hugo
Personal details
Born January 11, 1883
Trenton, Wisconsin
Died May 14, 1962

Clarence R. Magney (January 11, 1883 – May 13, 1962) was a state judge in Minnesota and the mayor of Duluth from 1917 to 1920.[1] He was an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1943 to 1953.[1] He was instrumental in getting a number of state parks and scenic waysides established along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Judge C. R. Magney State Park is named for him.

Born in the town of Trenton, Pierce County, Wisconsin, Magney went to public schools in Bayport, Minnesota. He then graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1903 and Harvard Law School in 1908.[2][1]

His father, Jonas Magney (surname originally Magnuson), immigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1858.[3] He was the first student at Gustavus and upon graduation became ordained as a Lutheran pastor.

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  1. ^ a b c Magney, Fredolph H. The First Student of Gustavus Adolphus College Jonas Magny, D.D. April 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Minnesota State Law Library-Clarence R. Magney Archived 2015-08-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Magney, Clarence. “Part of a Speech Delivered at Minnesota Conference Convention at Red Wing.” April 19, 1950. Print.

External links[edit]

The Papers of the Magney Family are available for research use at the Gustavus Adolphus College and Lutheran Church Archives.