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Mike Holm

Born: Jun 17, 1876

Death: Jul 6, 1952

Birthplace: Sweden

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Mike Holm

Date of Birth : Jun 17, 1876
Date of Death : Jul 6, 1952
Birth Place : Sweden

Mike Holm was a Swedish-born American politician and the longest-serving Minnesota Secretary of State, serving from January 4, 1921 until his death. His wife, Virginia Paul Holm, later succeeded him in the office. A resident of Roseau, Minnesota, Holm was a Republican. Mike Holm was born Mikael Hansson in the village of Ringvattnet in Stromsund Municipality of Jamtland County, Sweden to parents Hans Hansson Holm and Karin Persdotter. The Hanson Holm family left their home in Sweden in June 1883 where they traveled to Trondheim, Norway to depart for America. Norwegian police passport records indicate they boarded the S/S Tasso ship on 20 Jun 1883 and sailed first to Christiania, then to Christiansand, then to Aalesund, and finally arriving in Hull, England. They then traveled from Hull across England to Liverpool, where they departed aboard the S/S City of Chester on 05 Jul 1883 sailing first to Queenstown, Ireland and then on to New York. They left Queenstown 06 Jul 1883 and arrived in New York at 3:00am on 15 Jul 1883. The Hansson Holm family first settled in Nelson Park Township of Marshall County, Minnesota - where they appear in the 1885 Minnesota State Census.


  • Politician

Also known as

  • Mikael Hansson


  • Maria Severson
  • Bessie Sahra May Christenson
  • Virginia Paul Holm
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