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Fridley, Abram McCormick "A.M., Major"



Map of Fridley
Fridley, MN

Territorial House 1855 (District 3); House 1869-71 (District 4); House 1879-80 (District 30)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Anoka, Benton, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Isanti, Manomin (defunct), Mille Lacs, Morrison, Ramsey, Sherburne

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/1/1817 Date of Death: 3/??/1888
Birth Place: Painted Post, New York Birth County: Steuben Birth Country: United States
Other Names: A.M., Major
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Fridley

Occupation (when first elected):  None Listed

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/CommissionerManomin County, Minnesota (County Commissioner, Chair) ??/??/18?? to ??/??/18??
County GovernmentNew York (Deputy Sheriff) ??/??/18?? to ??/??/18??
U.S. Executive BranchMinnesota (Winnebago Indian Agent) ??/??/1851 to ??/??/18??
County GovernmentRamsey County, Minnesota (County Sheriff) ??/??/1854 to ??/??/1856
Board of RegentsUniversity of Minnesota ??/??/1855 to ??/??/1860

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Long Prairie, Minnesota, in 1851.

"Major Fridley was a democrat in politics at a time when Abraham Lincoln was appearing on the national horizon, and when the newly formed republican party was rapidly rising to power in Minnesota." (Potter, Merle. "Major Fridley's Kingdom of Manomin." Minneapolis Journal, September 4, 1932)

Fridley Township in Anoka County, Minnesota was named after him. It was formerly known as Manomin County.

He died in Fridley Township, Minnesota and was buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota..

Legislative Session: 21st (1879-1880)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/1878 Term of Office: 1/7/1879 to 1/3/1881
District: 30 Residence: Becker
Counties Represented: Benton, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
Public Lands
State Prison

Legislative Session: 13th (1871)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/8/1870 Term of Office: 1/3/1871 to 1/1/1872
District: 04 Residence: Becker
Counties Represented: Anoka, Benton, Hennepin, Isanti, Manomin (defunct), Mille Lacs, Sherburne
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
Education
Joint Agricultural College Lands and College
Joint Apportionment
Public Lands
Rules and Joint Rules

Legislative Session: 12th (1870)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/1869 Term of Office: 1/4/1870 to 1/2/1871
District: 04 Residence: Becker
Counties Represented: Anoka, Benton, Hennepin, Isanti, Manomin (defunct), Mille Lacs, Sherburne
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
Education
Insurance
Public Lands
Roads, Bridges and Navigable Streams
Session Notes: His post office is listed as Pleasant Valley.

Legislative Session: 11th (1869)   Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/3/1868 Term of Office: 1/5/1869 to 1/3/1870
District: 04 Residence: Manomin
Counties Represented: Anoka, Benton, Hennepin, Isanti, Manomin (defunct), Mille Lacs, Sherburne
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic
Committees:
Federal Relations
Joint Agricultural College Lands and College
Roads, Bridges and Navigable Streams

Legislative Session: 6th Territorial (1855)   Session Details
Body: Territorial House Elected: 10/10/1854 Term of Office: 1/3/1855 to 1/1/1856
District: 03 Residence: Fridley
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic Party Notes: "Major Fridley was a democrat in politics at a time when Abraham Lincoln was appearing on the national horizon, and when the newly formed republican party was rapidly rising to power in Minnesota." (Potter, Merle. "Major Fridley's Kingdom of Manomin." Minneapolis Journal, September 4, 1932)
Committees:
Enrolled Bills
Judiciary
Militia (Chair)

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