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Kempfer, Bernard O. "B.O."

House 1862 (District 20)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Martin, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock, Watonwan

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1837
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1917
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: B.O.
City of Residence (when first elected): Madelia
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1857.

The St. Paul newspaper traditionally listed members who won the election with party affiliation (Democrat or Republican). In 1862 they only identified the Democrats, the assumption is that the rest were Republicans. Since he wasn't identified as a Democrat, the assumption is that he was a Republican. (St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862)

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

4th Legislative Session (1862)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 20
Elected: 10/8/1861
Residence: Madelia
Term of Office: 1/7/1862 to 1/5/1863
Counties Represented: Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Martin, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock, Watonwan
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican Party Notes: The St. Paul newspaper traditionally listed members who won the election with party affiliation (Democrat or Republican). In 1862 they only identified the Democrats, the assumption is that the rest were Republicans. Since he wasn't identified as a Democrat, the assumption is that he was a Republican. (St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862)
Committees:
  • Indian Affairs
  • Military Affairs
  • Mines and Minerals
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