Democratic Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 2); Senate 1868-71 (District 1)
Party when first elected: Democratic
Date of Birth:
Locke, New York
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
University of Michigan; College Graduate; 1846
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
St. Paul, Minnesota (City Council);
1854 to 1856
St. Paul, Minnesota (City Mayor);
1856 to 1856
Territorial Democratic Constitutional Convention:
2nd Council District, Minnesota Territory;
07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857
Minnesota Governor Henry H. Sibley's Military Staff (Brigadier General);
1858 to 18??
Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission;
04/1885 to 1900
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He came to Minnesota in 1849.
Becker County, Minnesota was named after him.
He was elected as one of three members to the United States House of Representatives on October 13, 1857. It turned out that Minnesota was only entitled to two members. The three drew lots, he lost. Thus he didn't serve in the United States Congress.
He was the Democratic Party candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1859.
He died in St. Paul, Minnesota.