Senate 1868-69 (District 3); House 1875-79 (District 31); House 1915-16 (District 45)
Party when first elected: Republican
Aitkin, Andy Johnson (defunct), Becker, Buchanan (defunct), Carlton, Cass, Clay, Crow Wing, Douglas, Itasca, Lake, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pembina (defunct), Polk, Pope, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Wilkin
Date of Birth:
Gilmanton, New Hampshire
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
New Hampshire Village Schools; Elementary School;
Gilmanton Academy, New Hampshire; Secondary;
Highland Lake Institute, East Andover, New Hampshire; Postsecondary;
Read Law; Admitted to Minnesota Practice, around 1875
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Benton County, Minnesota;
18?? to 1???
Benton County, Minnesota (Register of Deeds);
18?? to 1???
New Hampshire Highway Surveyor;
1854 to 1855
U.S. Executive Branch:
United States Land Office, St. Cloud, Minnesota (Register and Receiver, Appointed by Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Grant);
1861 to 1???
State Lieutenant Governor:
01/10/1880 to 01/04/1887
Minnesota State Law Library (State Librarian);
1894 to 1899
Hester Cronk (married on January 1, 1857; she died in March 1910); Widower
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
"His political proclivities are decidedly Republican." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and of the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 37)
He was listed as a Republican on the list of members posted after the 1877 election. ("The Next Legislature." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1877)
He came to Minnesota in 1854. He moved to Sauk Rapids, Benton County, Minnesota on May 1, 1855. He moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1861.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican Party endorsement for Minnesota Governor in the 1886 and 1888 elections.
He died in St. Cloud, Minnesota.