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Kingsley, George B.

House 1858 (District 14)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Faribault, Freeborn

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1832
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Date of Death: ??/??/1894
Gender: Male
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Reported Minority: None Reported
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City of Residence (when first elected): Blue Earth
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

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GENERAL NOTES

Total Days Served: 694

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 14
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Blue Earth
Term of Office: 1/12/1858 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Faribault, Freeborn
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Not Available
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Session Notes: An 1858-59 session was not held due to the protracted session of 1857-58. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, p. 66) Thus, even though the first session was adjourned on August 12, 1858; the term end date for it is listed as the day before the second legislative session's start date. William Dunham was sworn in on December 3, 1857 and served but George B. Kingsley contested the seat over issues related to the validity of votes cast in one precinct. The Committee on the Contested Seat investigated the claim. On January 12, 1858 the House voted and George B. Kingsley was determined to be entitled to the seat.