Ken Holum

admin 1993, Rural Utilities

Ken Holum Inducted:1993 Ken Holum has devoted most of his life to organizing and supporting the development of various types of cooperatives. Since the early 1940s Holum has been a leader in rural electrification nationally and in his home state of South Dakota. He founded the East River Rural Electric Cooperative in Madison, South Dakota, to supply power to local …

Orville L. Freeman

admin 1993, Legislative

Orville L. Freeman Inducted:1993 Orville L. Freeman has been a dynamic force in cooperatives in the United States for more than 40 years. Freeman served for three terms as Governor of Minnesota, and served as Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture from 1961 to 1969. As Governor, Freeman worked endlessly to develop cooperatives in Minnesota, and was a …

Lloyd and Mary Anderson

admin 1993, Consumer Goods & Services

Lloyd and Mary Anderson Inducted:1993 Lloyd and Mary Anderson are the embodiment of leadership, foresight, and cooperative spirit.In 1938, seeing a need for quality climbing gear at fair prices in the Northwest, the couple formed the Recreational Equipment Cooperative, now knownas REI.In the Co-op’s early years, the Andersons ran the business from their home for no salary.  The basement of …