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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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State Highway Commission

Active dates:1906-1917

An 1898 constitutional amendment authorized the Legislature to provide the governor authority to appoint three members to a new State Highway Commission. This commission will supervise construction of state roads and bridges and manage the newly created state road and bridge fund.

The commission was to consider road building material and methods, disseminate information among those who will construct and maintain roads, distribute funds to counties for the purpose of roads and bridges, and report to the governor on the progress of these duties and funds.

Succeeded by:

The constitutional amendment of 1898 (Laws of Minnesota 1897, chapter 333) was approved by the voters, but the Legislature took no action until 1905.

The State Highway Commission of Minnesota was organized January 12, 1906, under the provisions of Laws of Minn. 1905, chap. 163.


Gustave Scholle, 1906-1909 (Chair); J. B. Galarneault, 1906-1911; Chas. Halvorson, 1906-1910; Louis W. Hill, 1909-1912 (Chair); Chas. M. Babcock, 1910-1917 (Chair); Clarence I. McNair, 1911-1917; F. S. Bell, 1912-1915; F. B. Lynch, 1916-1917

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Record last updated: 04/05/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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