Democratic Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 5); House 1863 (District 3); Senate 1870-71 (District 3); Senate 1883-86 (District 40)
Party when first elected: Democratic
Aitkin, Andy Johnson (defunct), Becker, Breckenridge (defunct), Buchanan (defunct), Carlton, Cass, Clay, Crow Wing, Douglas, Itasca, Lake, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pembina (defunct), Polk, Pope, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Toombs (defunct), Wadena, Wilkin
Date of Birth:
Rensselaerville, New York
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: Not Reported
|Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Wait|
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Union College, Schenectady, New York; College Graduate; 1851
Studied Law; Admitted to Practice, 1853
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Territorial Democratic Constitutional Convention:
5th Council District, Minnesota Territory;
07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857
U.S. Executive Branch:
United States Land Office (Register);
1865 to 1869
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Toensing, the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1883, and Minnesota Place Names list his last name as Waite. The Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1863, 1870 and 1871 list Wait.
His political affiliation was provided by his Constitutional Convention service.
He came to Minnesota in 1855 and settled in St. Cloud.
He was St. Cloud, Minnesota's first lawyer.
The city of Waite Park, Minnesota was named after him.
He died on his farm near St. Cloud, Minnesota.