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Richards, Linus

Senate 1862 (District 10)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Houston, Wabasha

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1825 (uncertain)
Birth Place: , New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Reads Landing
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1852.

The St. Paul newspaper traditionally listed members who won the election with party affiliation (Democrat or Republican). In 1862 they only identified the Democrats, the assumption is that the rest were Republicans. Since he wasn't identified as a Democrat, the assumption is that he was a Republican. (St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862)

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

4th Legislative Session (1862)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 10
Elected: 10/8/1861
Residence: Reads Landing
Term of Office: 1/7/1862 to 1/5/1863 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Houston, Wabasha
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Republican Party Notes: The St. Paul newspaper traditionally listed members who won the election with party affiliation (Democrat or Republican). In 1862 they only identified the Democrats, the assumption is that the rest were Republicans. Since he wasn't identified as a Democrat, the assumption is that he was a Republican. (St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862)
Committees:
  • Enrollment
  • Incorporations
  • Public Buildings (Chair)
  • State Prison
  • Towns and Counties
Session Notes: He served the second half of John H. Pell's term. According to the Wabashaw Semi-Weekly County Herald on October 2, 1861, the special election was held on the regular 1861 election date.
No other information has been entered for this legislator.