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Carlton, Reuben B. "R.B."

Senate 1857-58 (District 26)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Buchanan (defunct), Carlton, Itasca, Lake, St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/4/1812
Birth Place: New York
Birth County: Onondaga
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 12/6/1863
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: R.B.
City of Residence (when first elected): Fond du Lac
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Blacksmith for the Ojibwe

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GENERAL NOTES

He came to Fond du Lac, Minnesota in 1847. He was one of the first settlers.

Carlton County, Minnesota was named after him; the Village of Carlton, Minnesota; and Carlton's Peak, in the Sawtooth Range near Tofte, Cook County, Minnesota were also named after him.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 26
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Fond du Lac
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Buchanan (defunct), Carlton, Itasca, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Farmer/Blacksmith for the Ojibwe
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Harbors (Chair)
  • Militia (Chair)
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 7, 1857 and subscribed to the oath of office on December 8, 1857. An 1858-59 session was not held due to the protracted session of 1857-58. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, p. 66) Thus, even though the first session was adjourned on August 12, 1858; the term end date for it is listed as the day before the second legislative session's start date.