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Patchen, A. L.

House 1871 (District 20)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Martin, Murray, Pipestone, Rock

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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Gender: Male
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City of Residence (when first elected): (Unknown)
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

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GENERAL NOTES

He is identified as a Democrat in the 1870 election. (An Illustrated History of Jackson County, Minnesota, 1910, p. 193)

Total Days Served: 329

SESSIONS SERVED

13th Legislative Session (1871)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 20
Elected: 11/8/1870
Residence: (Unknown)
Term of Office: 2/7/1871 to 1/1/1872
Counties Represented: Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Martin, Murray, Pipestone, Rock
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic Party Notes: He is identified as a Democrat in the 1870 election. (An Illustrated History of Jackson County, Minnesota, 1910, p. 193)
Committees:
  • Federal Relations
  • Joint Apportionment
  • Joint Printing (Chair)
  • Printing
  • Public Lands
  • Rules and Joint Rules (Chair)
Session Notes: George C. Chamberlain won the election and was sworn in on the first day of session. His election was contested by A.L. Patchen. The Minnesota House found evidence of gross election fraud and determined that A.L. Patchen was entitled to the seat.