Republican Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 9); House 1881-82 (District 8); Senate 1883-86 (District 15)
Party when first elected: Not Available
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Reported Minority: Not Reported
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Occupation (when first elected):
Common Schools, Ireland; Elementary School;
Pennsylvania Common Schools; Secondary;
Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania; College Graduate; 1852
Studied Law; Admitted to the Bar, February 1855
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
3rd Judicial District Court, Minnesota;
1857 to 1864
Territorial Republican Constitutional Convention:
9th Council District, Minnesota Territory;
07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857
Minnesota Supreme Court (Associate Justice, Appointed by Governor Swift);
07/1864 to 01/1865
Minnesota Supreme Court (Chief Justice, Appointed by Governor Swift);
1865 to 07/1869
1st Congressional District, Minnesota;
03/04/1887 to 03/03/1889
Board of Regents:
University of Minnesota;
09/06/1898 to 04/03/1910
Single; Married (listed in 1881)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He came to the United States in 1839, with his parents and settled in Venango County, Pennsylvania. He moved to Minnesota in 1855.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in the 1888 election.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1890.
The "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress" says that he was elected to the United States Congress as a Democrat.
He died in St. Paul, Minnesota and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona, Minnesota.