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Gorham, John

Senate 1879-80 (District 11)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Dodge

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 2/4/1830
Birth Place: Barre, Massachusetts
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1883
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Gorman
City of Residence (when first elected): Rice Lake
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his last name as Gorham. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1879 lists both Gorham and Gorman.

He came to Minnesota in May, 1855.

In his native State he followed farming and teaching school. Since settling in Minnesota he has devoted himself exclusively to agricultural pursuits. He owns a half-section of land and has 250 acres of it under cultivation. Senator Gorham is of Scotch origin, but he is so thoroughly Americanized that all traces of his nationality appear to be lost in or swallowed up by this tenacious, aggressive, all-absorbing Yankee element. Politically, he belongs to* the Republican party." (Daily Globe (St. Paul), February 7, 1879)

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

21st Legislative Session (1879-1880)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 11
Elected: 11/5/1878
Residence: Rice Lake
Term of Office: 1/7/1879 to 1/3/1881
Counties Represented: Dodge
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Indian Affairs (Chair)
  • Public Buildings
  • Tree Planting