Territorial House 1855 (District 3); House 1869-71 (District 4); House 1879-80 (District 30)
Party when first elected: Democratic
Anoka, Benton, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Isanti, Manomin (defunct), Mille Lacs, Morrison, Ramsey, Sherburne
Date of Birth:
Painted Post, New York
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Manomin County, Minnesota (County Commissioner, Chair);
18?? to 18??
New York (Deputy Sheriff);
18?? to 18??
U.S. Executive Branch:
Minnesota (Winnebago Indian Agent);
1851 to 18??
Ramsey County, Minnesota (County Sheriff);
1854 to 1856
Board of Regents:
University of Minnesota;
1855 to 1860
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He came to Long Prairie, Minnesota, in 1851.
"Major Fridley was a democrat in politics at a time when Abraham Lincoln was appearing on the national horizon, and when the newly formed republican party was rapidly rising to power in Minnesota." (Potter, Merle. "Major Fridley's Kingdom of Manomin." Minneapolis Journal, September 4, 1932)
Fridley Township in Anoka County, Minnesota was named after him. It was formerly known as Manomin County.
He died in Fridley Township, Minnesota and was buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota..