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Covel, William B.

Territorial House 1856 (District 8)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Fillmore, Houston, Mower

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1831 (uncertain)
Birth Place: New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Coville
City of Residence (when first elected): Frankfort
Occupation (when first elected): Surveyor

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He was listed as being 25 years old in 1856. So he must have been born around 1831.

Toensing lists his last name as Covel. The Minnesota Journal of the House, 1856 lists both Coville and Covel.

Total Days Served: 366

SESSIONS SERVED

7th Territorial Legislative Session (1856)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 08
Elected: 10/9/1855
Residence: Frankfort
Term of Office: 1/7/1856 to 1/6/1857
Counties Represented: Fillmore, Houston, Mower
Occupation: Surveyor
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Estates and Escheats (Chair)
Session Notes: The Session began on January 2, 1856. Alanson B. Vaughn was sworn in on January 4, 1856. Then on January 7, 1856 William B. Covel (Coville) presented his certificate of election and was sworn in. It was determined that William B. Covel (Coville) was the legitimate winner of the election.
No other information has been entered for this legislator.