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Steven J. Keillor

AKA Steven James Keillor

Born: 25-Apr-1948
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hjalmar Petersen of Minnesota

Unsuccessful candidate for Minnesota State Senate, 8th District, in 2002.

Father: John Philip Keillor (carpenter, b. 12-Oct-1913, d. 8-Mar-2001 pneumonia)
Mother: Grace Ruth Denham (b. 7-May-1915, d. 27-Jul-2012)
Brother: Garrison Keillor (radio personality and author, b. 7-Aug-1942)
Brother: John Philip Keillor, Jr. (coastal engineer, b. 26-May-1937, d. 27-Feb-2009 ice skating)
Sister: Judy Locke
Sister: Linda Berg
Brother: Stanley Keillor
Wife: Margaret (two sons)

    University: BA History, University of Minnesota
    University: MA History, University of Minnesota
    University: PhD History, University of Minnesota (1993)
    Assistant Professor: Iowa State University (1995-96)

    American Scandinavian Foundation 1989

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Author of books:
Hjalmar Petersen of Minnesota: The Politics of Provincial Independence (1987, biography)
Norwegian Yankee: Knute Nelson and the Failure of American Politics, 1860-1923 (1995, biography)
This Rebellious House: American History and the Truth of Christianity (1996, history)
Cooperative Commonwealth: Co-Ops in Rural Minnesota, 1859-1939 (2000, history)
Erik Ramstad and the Empire Builder (2002, biography)
Grand Excursion: Antebellum America Discovers the Upper Mississippi (2004, history)
Shaping Minnesota's Identity: 150 Years of State History (2007, history)
God's Judgments: Interpreting History and the Christian Faith (2007, religion)
Prisoners of Hope: Sundry Sunday Essays (2007, essays)
Transforming the World: Rochester at 150 (2007, regional affairs)
The Basis of Belief: A Century of Drama and Debate at the University of Minnesota (2008, corporate history)

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