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Title Citizen Swain : tales from a Minnesota life / Tom H. Swain ; contributions by Lori Sturdevant.
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource
Note Includes index.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Swain, Tom H.
Swain, Tom H.
Mayors -- Minnesota -- Biography.
Minnesota -- History.
Minnesota -- Politics and government.
Minnesota -- Social conditions.
Genre Biographies.
Electronic books.
Contents Foreword: A Life of Service Lori Sturdevant1. "Miss Pep" 2. Student Days3. Staff Sergeant Swain4. Back to Campus5. Mac6. Holman Field7. Ticket Man8. Come to St. Paul9. A Royal Kiss10. Floyd and Judy at the Centennial11. The Wager12. Showboat13. Skål, Vikings-and Stay, Twins14. Elmer for Governor15. Right Hand to the Governor16. Recount17. Insurance Man18. Minnesota's Favorite Son19. St. Paul School Independence20. Missing in Action21. DARE22. "Don't Leave Home without It"23. Insurance Encore24. Health Reformer25. Gopher Tales26. Questions27. Still a Republican28. Show 'Em the Money29.
Summary "For an insider's take on the last eighty years in Minnesota history, sit down with Tom H. Swain's memoir. It is a personal look at the people and events that shaped the state's history, written by a civic and business leader--and a true public servant--with a genuine knack for telling a story. From business to athletics, politics to education, Swain is a key player. He's been a mayor, a University of Minnesota vice president, a chief of staff to former Minnesota governor Elmer L. Andersen, and a member and chair of numerous nonprofit and civic boards. In Citizen Swain: Tales from a Minnesota Life, he brings his vibrant presence and meaningful contributions to life eloquently, giving readers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of institutions and their leaders. Swain was more than a witness to state history. He helped make it happen. Readers learn what it was like to be a part of Governor Andersen's administration--including details about the dramatic vote recount that ended his term. Swain's dedication to education and sports shine through as he speaks of his service at the University of Minnesota. Over the years in positions ranging from ticket manager in the athletic department to vice president, Swain got to know Gopher coach Bernie Bierman and three University of Minnesota presidents--Nils Hasselmo, Mark Yudof, and Robert Bruininks. Twenty-three years at the St. Paul Companies gave him profound insight into the state's oldest corporation. Whether he's describing the hard work behind the scenes of the massive civic celebration of the state's centennial or growing up in 1930s and 1940s Minneapolis, Swain's passion for making Minnesota a better place comes through in these remembrances, told with warmth, respect, and not a small amount of wit. Citizen Swain will be an inspiration to anyone seeking to make positive change through active citizenship."-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Swain, Tom H. Citizen Swain 9780816694617