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Webber, Alfred B.

Senate 1862 (District 16)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Blue Earth, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Steele, Waseca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1825 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Ohio
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Albert Lea
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Legislative Staff: Minnesota Senate (Secretary of the Senate); 1859 to 1861
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Chief Clerk of the House); 1863 to 1863
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota Senate (Secretary of the Senate); 1868 to 1868

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1856.

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: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

4th Legislative Session (1862)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 10/8/1861
Residence: Albert Lea
Term of Office: 1/8/1861 to 1/5/1863 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Blue Earth, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Lawyer
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:
  • Agriculture and Manufactures
  • Schools and School Lands (Chair)
  • State Prison
  • Towns and Counties (Chair)
Session Notes: He served the second half of George Watson's term. His election date appears to be the same as the regular 1861 election date, but that hasn't been verified.
No other information has been entered for this legislator.