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Pell, John H.

Senate 1861 (District 10)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Wabasha

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/1/1831
Birth Place: New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/6/1902
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Plainview
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company I (United States Civil War, Battles of Bull Run, Antietam, and the Wilderness; Wounded at Antietam, Captain); 04/29/1861 to 03/26/1863
Military: United States Volunteers, Adjutant General Department (Captain and Assistant Adjutant General); 05/25/1863 to 05/25/1865

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1856.

He died in New York.

Total Days Served: 112

SESSIONS SERVED

3rd Legislative Session (1861)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 10
Elected: 11/6/1860
Residence: Plainview
Term of Office: 1/8/1861 to 4/29/1861 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Wabasha
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Enrollment
  • Incorporations
  • Public Buildings (Chair)
  • Towns and Counties
Reason for unfinished term: Resigned
Session Notes: It appears he resigned to serve in the United States military. A note in the St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862 confirmed that he resigned. His term end date is uncertain due to the fact that we don't know his official resignation date. The date listed is the day he enlisted in the military. He was listed in the 1861 Senate Journal through the end of the 1861 session.
No other information has been entered for this legislator.