House 1909-10 (District 3); Senate 1915-30 (District 3); Senate 1935-52 (District 3)
Party when first elected: Democratic
Wasfeajv Seminary, Mantorville, Minnesota; Secondary; (It is also spelled Wasioja.)Hamline University; Attended College; Winona State Teachers College; Attended College; University of Minnesota, Law Department; Law Degree; 1889, 1894, or 1904
Mary G. Chamberlain.
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Toensing identifies his birth year as 1870 but all other sources list June 17, 1869.He was born on a farm near Oronoco, Minnesota.He was a member of the Democratic Party."The land for [Carley State] park was donated to the State of Minnesota in 1948 by State Senator James A. Carley and the Ernestina Bolt family in hopes of preserving an outstanding grove of native white pines." (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Web site)He died at home in Plainview, Minnesota.