Senate 1871 (District 2); Senate 1872-73 (District 22); House 1878 (District 22); House 1881-82 (District 22); House 1883 (District 24)
Party when first elected: Republican
Chisago, Kanabec, Pine, Washington
|Date of Birth: 4/25/1843
||Date of Death: 12/22/1902 (uncertain)
|Birth Place: Marseilles, Illinois
||Birth County: La Salle
||Birth Country: United States
|Other Names: D.M.
||Religion: Not Reported
|City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Common Schools; Elementary School;
Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; Secondary; Higher Mathematics and Civil Engineering, 1 Year
Connecticut Common Schools; Secondary; 3 Years
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
|Military||Connecticut Regiment, Beaufort's Calvary Brigade (United States Civil War; Quartermaster's Department, Clerkship, and Calvary)|| ||??/??/1862 to ??/??/1864
|U.S. Senator||Minnesota||Elected||03/04/1883 to 03/03/1887
Three children: (adoted daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Scottish ancestry.
He was born near Marseilles, Illinois.
He moved to Connecticut in 1857, with his parents. He came to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1866 or 1867. He moved to Stillwater, Minnesota in the spring of 1868.
He was "a Republican in politics." (Thirteenth State Legislature. Minnesota in Three Centuries, 1908, p. 41)
He was a member of the Republican Party. (The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873, p. 13 and the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress)
He was listed as a Republican on the list of members posted after the 1877 election. ("The Next Legislature." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1877)
"Mr. Sabin, as his ancestry would indicate, has always been a Republican and in 1870 he was elected. to the state senate, where he served until 1883,when he was sent to the United States senate to succeed the late William Windom." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 70)
He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the United States Senate in 1886.
He died in Chicago, Illinois. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota.
Burnquist, Joseph A. A. Minnesota and Its People, Vol. 1, 1924 lists his death date as December 23, 1903. The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress lists December 22, 1902.