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Dunham, William N. "W.M."

House 1857-58 (District 14)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Faribault, Freeborn

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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Gender: Male
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Other Names: W.M.
City of Residence (when first elected): (Unknown)
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

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GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists him as W. M. Dunham. He is listed once in the Journal of the House from 1857-58 the same way. All other references give his middle initial as N.

Total Days Served: 42

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 14
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: (Unknown)
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 1/12/1858 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Faribault, Freeborn
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Education and Science
Reason for unfinished term: Other - See Notes
Session Notes: 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.