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Lyle, Robert

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Lyle, MN

Republican Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 8); House 1857-58 (District 13)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Dodge, Mower


Date of Birth:  Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Ohio Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Lyle

Occupation (when first elected):  Farmer



JudgeMower County, Minnesota (Judge of Probate) ??/??/185? to ??/??/18??
Territorial Republican Constitutional Convention8th Council District, Minnesota Territory 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857


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


He moved to Mower County, Minnesota in November 1856. He moved to Missouri in 1868.

Lyle Township in Mower County, Minnesota was named for him.

His party affiliation was taken from the fact that he served on the Republican Constitutional Convention.

Total Days Served: 735


Legislative Session: 1st (1857-1858)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 10/13/1857 Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
District: 13 Residence: Lyle
Counties Represented: Dodge, Mower
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was taken from the fact that he served on the Republican Constitutional Convention.
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 14, 1857. His district number wasn't listed in the House Journal. We're fairly certain that this is his district but it should be verified in an authoritative source. An 1858-59 session was not held due to the protracted session of 1857-58. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, p. 66) Thus, even though the first session was adjourned on August 12, 1858; the term end date for it is listed as the day before the second legislative session's start date.

Robert Lyle of Austria, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database

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