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Dunwell, Dennis William Chauncey "D.W.C."

Senate 1857-58 (District 3)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Dakota

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1817
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Date of Death: ??/??/1907
Gender: Male
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Other Names: D.W.C.
City of Residence (when first elected): West Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

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GENERAL NOTES

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 03
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: West Saint Paul
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Elections (Chair)
  • Incorporations
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 7, 1857 and subscribed to the oath of office on December 8, 1857. 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.
Photographs
Dennis William Chauncey Dunwell of West St. Paul, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database