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Galbraith, Thomas Jacob "Thos. J., T.J., Jacob T."

House 1856 (District 6); Republican Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 6); Senate 1861 (District 18)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Dakota, Rice, Scott


Date of Birth: ??/??/1825 Date of Death: ??/??/1909
Birth Place: Pennsylvania Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names: Thos. J., T.J., Jacob T.
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Shakopee

Occupation (when first elected):  Lawyer



Territorial Republican Constitutional Convention6th Council District, Minnesota Territory 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857
U.S. Executive BranchUnited States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Sioux Agency, Minnesota (Indian Agent)Appointed??/??/1862 to ??/??/1862


Spouse: Married
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


Toensing lists his first name and middle initial as Jacob T. for the 1856 session. The Minnesota Journal of the House, 1856, and The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 list Thomas J. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1861 lists Thos. J.

He came to Minnesota in 1854.

He was a member of the Republican Party.

He died in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in that same city.

Map of Shakopee
Shakopee, MN
Total Days Served: 735


3rd Legislative Session (1861)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/1860 Term of Office: 1/8/1861 to 1/6/1862 (unfinished term)
District: 18 Residence: Shakopee
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Not Available
Federal Relations (Chair)
Indian Affairs
State Prison
Reason for unfinished term: Resigned
Session Notes: His term end date is uncertain since we don't know his actual resignation date. A note in the St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862 confirmed that he resigned. The date listed is the day before the first day of the 1862 session. He was listed in the 1861 Senate Journal through the end of the 1861 session.

7th Territorial Legislative Session (1856)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House Elected: 10/9/1855 Term of Office: 1/2/1856 to 1/6/1857
District: 06 Residence: Shakopee
Counties Represented: Dakota, Rice, Scott
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Not Available
University Lands (Chair)

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