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Potter, LaForest E. "L.E."

Senate 1915-18 (District 14)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Brown, Redwood

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/10/1858
Birth Place: Green Lake, Wisconsin
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 5/8/1942
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: L.E.
City of Residence (when first elected): Springfield
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Board of Regents: University of Minnesota (Appointed by Governor Burnquist); 12/06/1920 to 06/28/1922 [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ada May Redford (married in 1885)
Children: Three children: Reuben (son), Mrs. Olive Dahlberg and Mrs. L. Kerr (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Minnesota in 1865. He moved to Brown County, Minnesota in 1869.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 14
Elected: 11/3/1914
Residence: Springfield
Term of Office: 1/5/1915 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: Brown, Redwood
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Finance
  • Grain and Warehouse
  • Public Highways
  • Railroads

39th Legislative Session (1915-1916)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 14
Elected: 11/3/1914
Residence: Springfield
Term of Office: 1/5/1915 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: Brown, Redwood
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Agriculture, Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Finance
  • Military Affairs
  • Railroads, Grain and Warehouses