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Holley, Henry W. "H.W."

Republican Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 8); Senate 1859-60 (District 9); Senate 1861 (District 14)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Fillmore

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1828
Birth Place: New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1898
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: H.W.
City of Residence (when first elected): Chatfield
Occupation (when first elected): Editor

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Territorial Republican Constitutional Convention: 8th Council District, Minnesota Territory; 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

His party affiliation when first elected was taken from the fact that he served on the Republican Constitutional Convention.

He came to Minnesota in 1856.

Total Days Served: 732

SESSIONS SERVED

3rd Legislative Session (1861)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 14
Elected: 11/6/1860
Residence: Chatfield
Term of Office: 1/8/1861 to 1/6/1862 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Fillmore
Occupation: Editor
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was taken from the fact that he served on the Republican Constitutional Convention.
Committees:
  • Elections (Chair)
  • Engrossment
  • Railroads and Railroad Grants
Reason for unfinished term: Resigned
Session Notes: His term end date is uncertain since we don't know his actual resignation date. A note in the St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862 confirmed that he resigned. The date listed is the day before the first day of the 1862 session. He was listed in the 1861 Senate Journal through the end of the 1861 session.

2nd Legislative Session (1859-1860)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 09
Elected: 10/12/1858
Residence: Chatfield
Term of Office: 1/6/1860 to 1/7/1861
Counties Represented: Fillmore
Occupation: Editor
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was taken from the fact that he served on the Republican Constitutional Convention.
Committees:
  • Public Buildings
Session Notes: Ignatius F. O'Ferrall and Orlando B. Bryant's election to Senate District 9 was contested by Reuben Wells and Henry W. Holley. O'Ferrall and Bryant had certificates of election that were the result of a Minnesota Supreme Court order. They were sworn in when session began. On January 6, 1860 the Senate determined that the court didn't have the authority to determine the membership of the Senate and they decided that Reuben Wells and Henry W. Holley were entitled to the seats.