John Watson Milton

Senator Nick Coleman, whose Irish wit and charm propelled him to election as the first Democratic Majority Leader in 114 years


November 16, 2013 -- Landmark Literati Series, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN Contact: Judy Brooks, Coordinator, Landmark Literati 651-292-1239
November 30, 2013 -- National Small Business Day, featuring independent bookstores, reading and discussion at Subtext Bookstore, St. Paul MN

October 8 to 11, 2014. Northern Great Plains History Conference, Vermilion South Dakota. Presentation to annual gathering of history educators in Midwestern states.

2012 Launch Events:

June 28 – Ramsey County Library, Roseville MN

July 16 – radio interview with Andy Driscoll on "Truth To Tell," KFAI-FM, Minneapolis, with Coleman’s son Patrick and his administrative assistant, John Kaul

August 4 – The annual Humphrey-Mondale dinner of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party with former President Bill Clinton as featured guest

September 5, 7 pm – SubText Bookstore, St. Paul, with three mayors of St. Paul: Larry Cohen, George Latimer, and Chris Coleman

September 19, 7pm – Common Goods Books, St. Paul, with John Kaul, Senator Coleman’s long-time chief of staff and John Lindley, editor of the book and executive director of the publisher, Ramsey County Historical Society

September 30, 10 am to 1pm -- annual meeting of the Coleman Cousins, Joseph's Grille, St. Paul

October 18, 6 to 8pm -- Chapter2 Books, Hudson, WI

October 22, 11:30 am -- annual meeting of the Minnesota Legislative Society, St. Paul

October 22, 5 pm -- annual meeting of Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul

October 24, 10-11:30am -- Reading and discussion of the book with members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Insitute (OLLI), affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Location: Jewish Community Center, St. Paul

Selected Works

Definitive biography of Minnesota’s Senate Majority Leader Nick Coleman, key sponsor of the "Minnesota Miracle."
Autobiography, political memoir
When Senator Allan Spear – the first LGBT senator in the nation to come out – died in late 2008, his publisher recruited John Milton, one of Spear’s colleagues in the Minnesota Senate, to summarize the last years of his life in an afterword. The book was a finalist in its category for the Minnesota Book Awards in 2011.

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