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Gordon, Samuel Y. "Sam"

House 1915-16 (District 48)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Traverse

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/14/1861
Birth Place: Lexington, Indiana
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 12/10/1940
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Sam
City of Residence (when first elected): Browns Valley
Occupation (when first elected): Founder and Publisher, The Inter-Lake Tribune

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Postmaster: Browns Valley, Minnesota (13 years); 1??? to 1???
County Board/Commissioner: Browns Valley, Minnesota (County Fair Association); 1??? to 1???
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Browns Valley, Minnesota (City Council Member); 1??? to 1???
School Board/Administration: Browns Valley, Minnesota (Board of Education, 18 years); 18?? to 19??
State Lieutenant Governor: Minnesota; 01/03/1911 to 01/07/1913

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Jennie May Plotner (married in 1890)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Republican Party when he was Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.

He moved to Minnesota in 1862.

He died in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

39th Legislative Session (1915-1916)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48
Elected: 11/3/1914
Residence: Browns Valley
Term of Office: 1/5/1915 to 1/1/1917
Counties Represented: Traverse
Occupation: Founder and Publisher, The Inter-Lake Tribune
Party: Nonpartisan Election Party Notes: He was a member of the Republican Party when he was Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Printing
  • Roads and Bridges
  • State Census (Chair)
  • State Prison and Reformatory
  • Taxes and Tax Laws