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Shanks, Michael E.L. "M.E.L., W.E.L."

House 1870 (District 20); House 1879-80 (District 38)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Martin, Murray, Pipestone, Rock

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1836 Date of Death: ??/??/1901
Birth Place: Virginia Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names: M.E.L., W.E.L.
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Fairmont

Occupation (when first elected):  Lawyer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his first name as Michael. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1879 lists his first initial as M. and W. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1870 lists M.

He came to Minnesota in 1860.



Map of Fairmont
Fairmont, MN
Total Days Served: 1092

SESSIONS SERVED

21st Legislative Session (1879-1880)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/1878 Term of Office: 1/7/1879 to 1/3/1881
District: 38 Residence: Fairmont
Counties Represented: Martin
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute
Tree Culture and Fuel (Chair)

12th Legislative Session (1870)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/1869 Term of Office: 1/4/1870 to 1/2/1871
District: 20 Residence: Fairmont
Counties Represented: Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Martin, Murray, Pipestone, Rock
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
Elections (Chair)
Indian Affairs
Judiciary

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