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Kiefer, Andrew Robert "A.R."

House 1864 (District 21)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/25/1832 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Marienborn, Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt
Birth County:
Birth Country: Germany
Date of Death: 5/1/1904
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: A.R.
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant

EDUCATION

Schools in Germany; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: St. Paul, Minnesota (Wharfmaster); 1859 to 1859
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Enrolling Clerk); 1859 to 1860
Military: Union Army, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Regiment (United States Civil War, Captain); 07/08/1861 to 07/18/1863
Judge: Ramsey County, Minnesota (Clerk of the District Court); 1878 to 1883
U.S. Representative: 4th Congressional District, Minnesota; 03/04/1893 to 03/03/1897 [Elected]
Municipal Mayor: Saint Paul, Minnesota (City Mayor); 1898 to 1900

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his birth year as 1830, "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress" lists 1832.

He moved to the United States in 1849. He came to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1855.

He was an unsuccessful Republican party candidate for Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1890.

He died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

6th Legislative Session (1864)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21
Elected: 11/3/1863
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/5/1864 to 1/2/1865
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Emigration (Chair)
  • Incorporations
  • Military Affairs (Chair)
  • Mines and Minerals