House 1885-88 (District 39); House 1893-94 (District 46)
Party when first elected: Republican
Benton, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd
Common Schools; At Least Elementary School; Private Tutors; At Least Elementary School;
Eva A. Gibson (married on February 14, 1875)
Three children: Rudolph A., Harry W., and Raymond A. (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of English ancestry.He came to Little Falls, Minnesota in June 1855, 1856 or 1857, with his parents.He was raised on a farm.He is listed as a Republican in The Book of Minnesotans: a Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of Minnesota, 1907, p. 303."Though of a democratic family he has been from the time he cast his first vote, an enthusiastic Republican." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897)He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican party endorsement for Minnesota Governor in the 1896 election.He died at midnight, at home, in Long Prairie, Todd County, Minnesota.