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Beatty, James

Territorial House 1852 (District 5); Territorial House 1855 (District 5)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Benton, Cass

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1816
Birth Place: Ohio
Birth County: Fairfield
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1892
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Sauk Rapids
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Indian Trader/Hotel Keeper/Merchant

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

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GENERAL NOTES

His city of residence is listed as Itasca in The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873. Toensing lists Sauk Rapids.

He moved to Cass County, Michigan when he was 14 years old. he later moved to Fort Atkinson, Iowa and was a government farmer for the Winnebago Indians. He moved to Sauk Rapids, Minnesota in 1848.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

6th Territorial Legislative Session (1855)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 05
Elected: 10/10/1854
Residence: Sauk Rapids
Term of Office: 1/3/1855 to 1/1/1856
Counties Represented: Benton, Cass
Occupation: Farmer/Indian Trader/Hotel Keeper/Merchant
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Manufactures (Chair)
  • Public Buildings
Session Notes: His city of residence is listed as Itasca in The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873. Toensing lists Sauk Rapids.

3rd Territorial Legislative Session (1852)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 05
Elected: 10/14/1851
Residence: Sauk Rapids
Term of Office: 1/7/1852 to 1/4/1853
Counties Represented: Benton, Cass
Occupation: Farmer/Indian Trader/Hotel Keeper/Merchant
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Manufactures
  • Corporations (Chair)
Session Notes: His city of residence is listed as Itasca in The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873. Toensing lists Sauk Rapids. William W. Warren contested James Beatty's election on grounds that some of the votes cast for Beatty were illegal. The Territorial House of Representatives determined that James Beatty should retain the seat.