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Yale, William Hall "W.H."

Senate 1867 (District 11); Senate 1876-77 (District 8); Senate 1895-98 (District 15); House 1899-1900 (District 2)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Winona

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/12/1831 Date of Death: 1/25/1917
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names: W.H.
Gender:  Male Religion:  Episcopalian
City of Residence (when first elected):  Winona

Occupation (when first elected):  Lawyer

EDUCATION

Wallingford Public Schools, Connecticut; Elementary School;
Connecticut Literary Institution, Suffield; Secondary;
Studied Law; Under Geo. R. Cowles, Norwalk, Connecticut; Admitted to the Minnesota Bar, 1857

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judicial AdministrationMinnesota Supreme Court (Marshal) ??/??/1??? to ??/??/1???
Municipal AttorneyWinona, Minnesota (City Attorney, Prosecuting Attorney, 4 years) ??/??/18?? to ??/??/18??
JudgeWinona, Minnesota (City Justice, 2 years; Judge of Probate, 2 years)Elected09/??/1857 to ??/??/186?
State Lieutenant GovernorMinnesotaElected01/07/1870 to 01/09/1874

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth Banks (married in 1851, she died in 1871); Mary Louisa Hoyt (married in October 1872)
Children: Two children: Charles B. (son with Sarah); William (stepson)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Winona, Minnesota in March 1856 or 1857.

Yale College was named after his relative, Elihu Yale.

Progressive Men of Minnesota 1897 states that he was appointed to the Regents of the state university by Governor Nelson. However the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that he could not serve until his Minnesota Senate term expired.

He "has been an active member of the Republican party since the campaign of 1856." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 403)

He was "one among the prominent Republican politicians of the State." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and of the 19th Minnesota State Legislature, by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 22)

Religion provided by Progressive Men of Minnesota 1897.



Map of Winona
Winona, MN
Total Days Served: 3290

SESSIONS SERVED

31st Legislative Session (1899-1900)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/8/1898 Term of Office: 1/3/1899 to 1/7/1901
District: 02 Residence: Winona
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Appropriations
Elections (Chair)
Judiciary
Public Lands
Temperance Legislation

30th Legislative Session (1897-1898) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/1894 Term of Office: 1/8/1895 to 1/2/1899
District: 15 Residence: Winona
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Elections
Finance
Judiciary
Normal Schools (Chair)
Rules (Chair)
State Prison
State Public School

29th Legislative Session (1895-1896)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/1894 Term of Office: 1/8/1895 to 1/2/1899
District: 15 Residence: Winona
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Immigration
Judiciary
Labor (Chair)
Legislative Expenses
Normal Schools
State Public School

19th Legislative Session (1877)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1875 Term of Office: 1/4/1876 to 1/7/1878
District: 08 Residence: Winona
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican Party Notes: He was "one among the prominent Republican politicians of the State." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and of the 19th Minnesota State Legislature, by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 22). He "has been an active member of the Republican party since the campaign of 1856." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 403)
Committees:
Federal Relations (Chair)
Judiciary
Retrenchment and Reform (Chair)
State Prison

18th Legislative Session (1876)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1875 Term of Office: 1/4/1876 to 1/7/1878
District: 08 Residence: Winona
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican Party Notes: He was "one among the prominent Republican politicians of the State." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and of the 19th Minnesota State Legislature, by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 22). He "has been an active member of the Republican party since the campaign of 1856." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 403)
Committees:
Federal Relations (Chair)
Judiciary
Library
Retrenchment and Reform (Chair)
State Prison

9th Legislative Session (1867)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/1866 Term of Office: 1/8/1867 to 1/6/1868
District: 11 Residence: Winona
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Education
Joint Taxes and Tax Laws
Railroads (Chair)

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