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Lindsley, Charles H. "Chas."

Senate 1857-58 (District 8)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Olmsted

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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Gender: Male
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Other Names: Chas.
City of Residence (when first elected): Rochester
Occupation (when first elected): Land Speculator, Boston Company

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/Commissioner: Olmsted, Minnesota (County Board of Supervisors); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Mayor: Rochester, Minnesota (Alderman, 3rd Ward; 1858 to 1860

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GENERAL NOTES

He came from Wisconsin and settled in Minnesota in 1855. Some time after he served he moved to Washington D.C., then Philadelphia, and then New York.

He was a Master of the Masonic Lodge.

He ran for the Republican endorsement for the United States Congress against William Windom.

He died in the vicinity of New York.

His political party was provided by the History of Houston County by Joseph A. Leonard, p. 37.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 08
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Rochester
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Land Speculator, Boston Company
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Banks
  • Public Lands
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
Charles H. Lindsley of Rochester, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database