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Averill, John Thomas

Senate 1859-60 (District 12)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Wabasha

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/1/1825
Birth Place: Alna, Maine
Birth County: Lincoln
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 10/3/1889
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Lake City
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant

EDUCATION

Maine Wesleyan Seminary, Readfield; Postsecondary; 1846

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, 6th Regiment (United States Civil War/War of the Rebellion, Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel; Colonel, November 22, 1864); 08/22/1862 to 09/28/1865
U.S. Representative: 2nd Congressional District, Minnesota; 03/04/1871 to 03/04/1873 [Elected]
U.S. Representative: 3rd Congressional District, Minnesota; 03/04/1873 to 03/03/1875 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1857.

He was elected to the United States Congress as a Republican.

He died in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery in that same city.

Total Days Served: 398

SESSIONS SERVED

2nd Legislative Session (1859-1860)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 12
Elected: 10/11/1859
Residence: Lake City
Term of Office: 12/7/1859 to 1/7/1861
Counties Represented: Wabasha
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Internal Improvements (Chair)
  • Railroads and Railroad Bonds Special
  • Ways and Means