Born: May 29, 1896
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Died: June 21, 1978
Washington, D.C.

Luther Wallace Youngdahl

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Nominated by Harry S. Truman on July 6, 1951; Confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 1951, and received commission on August 29, 1951. Assumed senior status on 5/29/1966. Service terminated on 6/21/1978, due to death.

Education:
Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 1919
University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1921

Artist
Robert Francis Williams'(1881 – 1972) early interest in art was encouraged by his father who sent him to study with William Merritt Chase at the New York School of Art in 1899. Known for his landscapes, seascapes, portraits, and still life paintings, he was an art educator. Early in his career, he exhibited at the National School of Design.

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, World War I
Assistant city attorney, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1921-1924
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1924-1930
Judge, Minneapolis Municipal Court, 1930-1936
Judge, District Court of Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1936-1942
Associate justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1942-1946
State Governor, Minnesota, 1947-1951

Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn

  • Minnesota governor records, 1943-1954. 29.2 cubic ft.; finding aid; includes files covering all aspects of the governor’s office during Youngdahl’s term (1947-1951).
  • Packing house strike files, 1948. 0.4 cubic ft.; finding aid; letters, telegrams, postcards, clippings and photographs documenting Governor Youngdahl’s actions during strikes at Minnesota packing houses.
  • Scandinavian trip files, 1947-1948. 0.4 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence, itineraries, journal notes, press releases, speeches, and other materials documenting Governor and Mrs. Youngdahl’s 1948 trip to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
  • Luther W. Youngdahl papers, 1923-1968. ca. 4 cubic ft. (3,000 items); finding aid; collection contains correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting Youngdahl’s political and judicial careers.

University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Margaret Bayne Price papers, 1918-1969; 25 linear ft.; finding aid; correspondence.

Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn.

  • Arc records, 1946-2007; 11.75 cubic ft.; finding aid; represented.
  • George A. Barton papers, undated, 1841-1969; 3 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Hascal R. Brill and family papers, 1805-1964; 11 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Genevieve Fallon papers, ca. 1923-1962; ca. 17 ft.; correspondence.
  • Carrie Fosseen papers, 1914-1951; 0.75 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Minnesota records, 1890-2012; 22.6 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Frank P. Leslie papers, 1903-1972; 6.5 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Minnesota Supreme Court scrapbooks, 1896-1957; 1 microfilm reel; represented.
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Minneapolis section records, 1917-1970; 1.25 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence
  • Hjalmar Petersen papers, 1907-1968; 14.5 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Herman Roe papers, 1906-1965; 1 ft. (1,500 items); finding aid; correspondence.
  • Laurence A. Rossman papers, 1924-1996; 5 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Rose Carolyn Spencer papers, 1889-1967; 4 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Hilding A. Swanson papers, 1873-1965; 1.25 cubic ft.; finding aid; represented.

University of Minnesota Social Welfare History Archives, Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Louis Heiberg Towley papers, 1925-1966; ca. 6 ft.; finding aid; represented. Benjamin Emanuel Youngdahl papers, 1920-1966; ca. 10 ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts