Senate 1873-76 (District 29); House 1889-90 (District 46)
Party when first elected: Republican
Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake, St. Louis, Wadena
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Merchant, Mercantile Business
Springfield Common Schools, Massachusetts; Elementary School;
Litchfield Academy, Massachusetts; Secondary;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Duluth, Minnesota (City Mayor, 2 terms);
18?? to 18??
United States Union Army/40th New York Volunteers (United States Civil War; Numerous Battles Including Potomac, Army of the James, Bull Run, Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, and Wounded at Gettysburg; Many Ranks Including 1st Lieutenant, Captain and Colonel);
06/1861 to 1866
United States Regular Army (General Terry's Staff, Stationed in Minnesota, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel);
1866 to 1870
Single (when first elected); E. Grace Totten (married in 1873)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of English ancestry.
Toensing lists his birth year as 1838. The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, St. Paul: Press Printing Company, 1873; and the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 list 1839. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1875 lists him as being 36 years old.
He came to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1866. He moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1869.
"Was elected mayor of Duluth for two terms by the Republicans of that city..." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897)
"Mr. Graves was delegate-at-large to the National Republican Convention of 1888,...and has been prominent in the republican party of the state since 1875." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897)
His party affiliation when first elected was provided by The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873.
He was severely wounded in the battle at Gettysburg.