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Stark, Lars Johan "L.J."

House 1865 (District 2); House 1875 (District 28)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Aitkin, Chisago, Kanabec, Pine, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/29/1826
Birth Place: Westergotland
Birth County:
Birth Country: Sweden
Date of Death: 5/5/1910
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: L.J.
City of Residence (when first elected): Center City
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer/Mercantile Business

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Engrossing Clerk); 1864 to 1864
Postmaster: Stark, Minnesota (He was the First One); 1868 to 1???

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children: At Least One Child: Edward W. (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Edward W. Stark  - Son

GENERAL NOTES

He came to America in 1850. He moved to Minnesota in 1852 and and settled at Chisago Lake, Minnesota.

It appears that Center (Centre) City, Minnesota was called Chisago Lake from 1863-1877. (Minnesota Place Names)

Stark Village in Fish Lake Township, Chisago County, Minnesota was named after him.

He died in Harris, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

17th Legislative Session (1875)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 28
Elected: 11/3/1874
Residence: Stark
Term of Office: 1/5/1875 to 1/3/1876
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Chisago, Kanabec, Pine
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Federal Relations
  • Mines and Minerals

7th Legislative Session (1865)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 02
Elected: 11/8/1864
Residence: Center City
Term of Office: 1/3/1865 to 1/1/1866
Counties Represented: Chisago, Kanabec, Pine, Washington
Occupation: Farmer/Mercantile Business
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Engrossment (Chair)
  • Indian Affairs
  • State Prison
Session Notes: It appears that Center (Centre) City, Minnesota was called Chisago Lake from 1863-1877. (Minnesota Place Names)