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Mower, John E.

Territorial Council 1854-55 (District 1); House 1875 (District 22)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Chisago, Itasca, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/15/1815
Birth Place: Bangor, Maine
Birth County: Somerset
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 6/11/1879
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Stillwater
Occupation (when first elected): Lumbering/Millwright/Carpenter

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin in 1842. He came to Stillwater, Minnesota in 1844, then moved to Arcola, Minnesota in 1847.

Mr. Mower was a millwright and carpenter, but was also engaged in lumbering. He was elected to the Fifth and Sixth Territorial Councils. The Territorial Legislature affixed his name to a county." (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Publishing Society of Minnesota, 1908)

Mower County, Minnesota was named after him.

He died in Arcola, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 1092

SESSIONS SERVED

17th Legislative Session (1875)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 22
Elected: 11/3/1874
Residence: Stillwater
Term of Office: 1/5/1875 to 1/3/1876
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Lumberman
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Education
  • Incorporations

6th Territorial Legislative Session (1855)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial Council
District: 01
Elected: 10/12/1853
Residence: Stillwater
Term of Office: 1/4/1854 to 1/1/1856
Counties Represented: Chisago, Itasca, Washington
Occupation: Lumbering/Millwright/Carpenter
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Incorporations
  • Internal Improvements
  • Public Buildings (Chair)
  • Territorial Expenditures (Chair)
  • Territorial Roads

5th Territorial Legislative Session (1854)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial Council
District: 01
Elected: 10/12/1853
Residence: Stillwater
Term of Office: 1/4/1854 to 1/1/1856
Counties Represented: Chisago, Itasca, Washington
Occupation: Lumbering/Millwright/Carpenter
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Engrossed Bills
  • Incorporations
  • Internal Improvements
  • Legislative Expenditures (Chair)
  • Territorial Expenditures