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Wells, Reuben

Senate 1860 (District 9)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Fillmore

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1802
Birth Place: New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1892
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Welles
City of Residence (when first elected): Canfield
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing and the Minnesota Journal of the Senate list his last name as Wells. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1860 lists Welles.

He came to Minnesota in 1857.

Total Days Served: 368

SESSIONS SERVED

2nd Legislative Session (1859-1860)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 09
Elected: 10/12/1858
Residence: Canfield
Term of Office: 1/6/1860 to 1/7/1861
Counties Represented: Fillmore
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Roads and Bridges
Session Notes: Ignatius F. O'Ferrall and Orlando B. Bryant's election to Senate District 9 was contested by Reuben Wells and Henry W. Holley. O'Ferrall and Bryant had certificates of election that were the result of a Minnesota Supreme Court order. They were sworn in when session began. On January 6, 1860 the Senate determined that the court didn't have the authority to determine the membership of the Senate and they decided that Reuben Wells and Henry W. Holley were entitled to the seats.