Senate 1867 (District 11); Senate 1876-77 (District 8); Senate 1895-98 (District 15); House 1899-1900 (District 2)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Wallingford Public Schools, Connecticut; Elementary School;
Connecticut Literary Institution, Suffield; Secondary;
Studied Law; Under Geo. R. Cowles, Norwalk, Connecticut; Admitted to the Minnesota Bar, 1857
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Supreme Court (Marshal);
1??? to 1???
Winona, Minnesota (City Attorney, Prosecuting Attorney, 4 years);
18?? to 18??
Winona, Minnesota (City Justice, 2 years; Judge of Probate, 2 years);
09/1857 to 186?
State Lieutenant Governor:
01/07/1870 to 01/09/1874
Sarah Elizabeth Banks (married in 1851, she died in 1871); Mary Louisa Hoyt (married in October 1872)
Two children: Charles B. (son with Sarah); William (stepson)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He came to Winona, Minnesota in March 1856 or 1857.
Yale College was named after his relative, Elihu Yale.
Progressive Men of Minnesota 1897 states that he was appointed to the Regents of the state university by Governor Nelson. However the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that he could not serve until his Minnesota Senate term expired.
He "has been an active member of the Republican party since the campaign of 1856." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 403)
He was "one among the prominent Republican politicians of the State." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and of the 19th Minnesota State Legislature, by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 22)
Religion provided by Progressive Men of Minnesota 1897.