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Thompson, Edward

Senate 1873-74 (District 1)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Houston

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1827
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country: Canada
Date of Death: ??/??/1909
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Hokah
Occupation (when first elected): Lumberman/Machinist's Trade

EDUCATION

High School, Canada; Secondary;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Illinois in 1842. He moved to Minnesota in 1851.

He "made the first improvement in this State on the west side of the river; he also raised the first liberty pole, broke the first ten acres of land, and ground the first sack of flour. He was president of the first Republican meeting in the State" in 1854. (The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, St. Paul: Press Printing Company, 1873, p. 14)

His party affiliation when first elected was provided by The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

16th Legislative Session (1874)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 01
Elected: 11/5/1872
Residence: Hokah
Term of Office: 1/7/1873 to 1/4/1875
Counties Represented: Houston
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873.
Committees:
  • Banks
  • Public Buildings (Chair)
  • Public Lands
  • Railroads

15th Legislative Session (1873)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 01
Elected: 11/5/1872
Residence: Hokah
Term of Office: 1/7/1873 to 1/4/1875
Counties Represented: Houston
Occupation: Lumberman/Machinist's Trade
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873.
Committees:
  • Corporations
  • Enrollment
  • State Reform School (Chair)