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McNiven, James H. "J.H."

House 1917-18 (District 60)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/10/1878 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Ontario
Birth County: Westworth
Birth Country: Canada
Date of Death: ??/??/1944
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: J.H.
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: M'Niven
City of Residence (when first elected): Chisholm
Occupation (when first elected): Real Estate, In Charge of Townsite Companies/Former Office Worker/Former Teacher, Duluth Business University, 2 years/Formerly Taught School in Ontario, Canada, 4 years

EDUCATION

Public Schools, Canada; Elementary School;
Hamilton High School, Canada; Secondary;
Waterdown High School, Canada; Secondary;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/Aldermen: Chisholm, Minnesota (Village Council); 1913 to 1914

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his birth year as 1880. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1917 lists 1878.

He moved to Duluth, Minnesota on April 1, 1902. He moved to Chisholm, Minnesota in June 1905.

He was interested in Farm Lands, Banking, etc.

He was the Master of the Masonic Lodge at Chisholm in 1914.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 60
Elected: 11/7/1916
Residence: Chisholm
Term of Office: 1/2/1917 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Real Estate, In Charge of Townsite Companies/Former Office Worker/Former Teacher, Duluth Business University, 2 years/Formerly Taught School in Ontario, Canada, 4 years
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Education
  • Grain and Warehouse
  • Mines and Minerals
  • Public Domain
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Villages
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