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Sabin, Dwight May "D.M."

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

Counties Served:  Chisago, Kanabec, Pine, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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.
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Stillwater

Occupation (when first elected):  Manufacturer/Lumberman

EDUCATION

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

MilitaryConnecticut Regiment, Beaufort's Calvary Brigade (United States Civil War; Quartermaster's Department, Clerkship, and Calvary) ??/??/1862 to ??/??/1864
U.S. SenatorMinnesotaElected03/04/1883 to 03/03/1887

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children: Three children: (adoted daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

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.



Map of Stillwater
Stillwater, MN
Total Days Served: 2252

SESSIONS SERVED

23rd Legislative Session (1883-1884)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/1882 Term of Office: 1/2/1883 to 3/3/1883 (unfinished term)
District: 24 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Manufacturer, Railroad Cars and Agricultural Machinery
Party: Republican Party Notes: "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)
Committees:
Elections
Incorporations
Railroads (Chair)
Reason for unfinished term: Elected to other office
Session Notes: He was elected by the Minnesota Legislature to the United States Senate on February 17, 1883. His official term end date is uncertain, the date listed is the date he took office in the United States Senate.

22nd Legislative Session (1881-1882)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/1880 Term of Office: 1/4/1881 to 1/1/1883
District: 22 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Manufacturer, Railroad Cars and Agricultural Machinery
Party: Republican Party Notes: "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)
Committees:
Incorporations
Indian Affairs
Railroads (Chair)

20th Legislative Session (1878)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/6/1877 Term of Office: 1/8/1878 to 1/6/1879
District: 22 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Manufacturer
Party: Republican Party Notes: 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)
Committees:
Hospital for the Insane
Railroads (Chair)

15th Legislative Session (1873)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/1871 Term of Office: 1/2/1872 to 1/5/1874
District: 22 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Manufacturer
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873.
Committees:
Finance
Railroads (Chair)
State Prison

14th Legislative Session (1872)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/1871 Term of Office: 1/2/1872 to 1/5/1874
District: 22 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Manufacturer
Party: Republican Party Notes: "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)
Committees:
Finance
Railroads (Chair)
State Prison

13th Legislative Session (1871)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/8/1870 Term of Office: 1/3/1871 to 1/1/1872
District: 02 Residence: Stillwater
Counties Represented: Chisago, Kanabec, Pine, Washington
Occupation: Manufacturer/Lumberman
Party: Republican Party Notes: He was "a Republican in politics." (Thirteenth State Legislature. Minnesota in Three Centuries, 1908, p. 41)
Committees:
Elections
Engrossment (Chair)
Joint Agricultural College Lands and College
Railroads
State Prison
Towns and Counties (Chair)

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