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Probstfield, Randolph Michael "R.M."

Senate 1891-94 (District 50)

Party when first elected:  Alliance

Counties Served:  Becker, Clay, Wilkin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1832
Birth Place: Coblenz, Rhine
Birth County:
Birth Country: Germany
Date of Death: ??/??/1911
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: R.M.
City of Residence (when first elected): Moorhead
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;
Private Schools; Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Clay County, Minnesota (Town Supervisor); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Government: Clay County, Minnesota (Town Assessor); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Government: Clay County, Minnesota (Town Clerk); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Government: Clay County, Minnesota (Town Treasurer); 18?? to 18??
School Board/Administration: Clay County, Minnesota (School Director); 18?? to 18??
Postmaster: Georgetown, Clay County, Minnesota; 1864 to 1869

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota on May 5, 1853.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

28th Legislative Session (1893-1894) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 50
Elected: 11/4/1890
Residence: Moorhead
Term of Office: 1/6/1891 to 1/7/1895
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Wilkin
Occupation: Farmer
Party: People's
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Game and Game Laws
  • Normal Schools
  • Tree Culture and Fuel (Chair)
Session Notes: He resided at Oakport, Clay County, Minnesota.

27th Legislative Session (1891-1892)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 50
Elected: 11/4/1890
Residence: Moorhead
Term of Office: 1/6/1891 to 1/7/1895
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Wilkin
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Alliance
Committees:
  • Banks
  • Game and Game Laws (Chair)
  • Normal Schools
  • State Public School
  • Tree Culture and Fuel (Chair)
Articles & Books By
Journal of Randolph M. Probstfield, 1873-1876, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1873-1876. - Available in the Minnesota Reflections Collection.


Archive Collections
Randolph M. Probstfield and Family Papers, 1867-1877, 1943, 1949 - Available in the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections.
Randolph M. Probstfield Correspondence, 1874-1909 - Available in the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections.