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Mayo, William Worrall "W.W."



Map of Rochester
Rochester, MN

Senate 1891-94 (District 14)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Olmsted

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/31/1819 Date of Death: 3/6/1911
Birth Place: Eccles Birth County:  Birth Country: England
Other Names: W.W.
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Rochester

Occupation (when first elected):  Physician/Former Steamboat Operator/Former Publisher, Le Sueur Courier, 3 Months

EDUCATION

Manchester Schools, England; Attended College; Short Medical Studies in Manchester, Glasgow, and London, England
Indiana Medical College; Medical Degree; 16 Week Course; February 14, 1850
Missouri University, Medical Department; M.D.; 1853

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal MayorRochester, Minnesota (City Mayor) ??/??/18?? to ??/??/18??
JudgeLe Sueur, Minnesota ??/??/18?? to ??/??/1???
U.S. Executive BranchUnited States Census (Lake Superior/Duluth, Minnesota Region, Census Taker) ??/??/185? to ??/??/185?
MilitaryMinnesota Volunteers (United States Dakota Wars, New Ulm, Minnesota; Emergency Hospitals, Surgeon) 08/??/1862 to ??/??/186?
MilitaryRochester, Minnesota (Draft Enrollment Board, Examining Surgeon, 1st District-Southern Half of Minnesota)Appointed??/??/1863 to ??/??/186?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Louise Abigail Wright (married in 1851)
Children: Five children: Gertrude, Phoebe, and Sarah (daughters); William James, and Charles Horace (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to the United States in 1845. He moved to Minnesota in 1854. He moved to Le Sueur, Minnesota in 1856. He moved to Rochester, Minnesota in 1863. His family joined him there in January 1864.

He and his sons founded the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

He was President of the Minnesota State Medical Society.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

Legislative Session: 28th (1893-1894) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/4/1890 Term of Office: 1/6/1891 to 1/7/1895
District: 14 Residence: Rochester
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Practicing Medicine and Surgery/Former Steamboat Operator/Former Publisher, Le Sueur Courier, 3 Months
Party: Democratic
Committees:
Education
Engrossment
Hospitals of Insane
Railroads
University and University Lands

Legislative Session: 27th (1891-1892)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/4/1890 Term of Office: 1/6/1891 to 1/7/1895
District: 14 Residence: Rochester
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Physician/Former Steamboat Operator/Former Publisher, Le Sueur Courier, 3 Months
Party: Democratic
Committees:
Education
Elections
Hospital of Insane (Chair)
Illuminating Oils
Judiciary
Public Lands
Railroads
University and University Lands

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