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Lott, Bushrod Washington "B.W."

Territorial House 1853 (District 2); Territorial House 1856 (District 2)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/1/1826
Birth Place: Pemberton, New Jersey
Birth County: Burlington
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/24/1886
Gender: Male
Religion: Episcopalian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: B.W.
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer

EDUCATION

St. Louis University; Attended Law School;
Studied Law; Admitted to Practice, Quincy, Illinois, 1847

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Executive Branch: United States Land Office, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (Clerk); 1848 to 1848
Judge: St. Paul, Minnesota (Justice of the Peace); 1851 to 18?? [Elected]
Territorial Government: Minnesota Territorial House of Representatives (Territorial Chief Clerk of the House); 1851 to 1851
Municipal Mayor: St. Paul, Minnesota; 1852 to 1854
School Board/Administration: St. Paul, Minnesota (Board of Education); 1858 to 1860
Municipal Council/Aldermen: St. Paul, Minnesota (Town Council, President); 186? to 1865
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Consul (Tehuantepec, Mexico; Appointed by President Lincoln); 1862 to 1865 [Appointed]
Municipal Government: St. Paul, Minnesota (City Clerk); 10/15/1866 to 1868

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (while in office); Corneila Friend (married on February 14, 1860)
Children: One child (after he left office): Edith Lamb (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Dutch ancestry.

He came to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1848.

He was a charter member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge in St. Paul, Minnesota.

His party affiliation was provided by the St. Paul Public Library's List of Mayors, his obituary, A History of the City of St. Paul to 1875, 1983 edition, by J. Fletcher Williams, p. 331, and W.H. C. Folsom's Fifty Years in the Northwest, 1888. Also, in The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 it states that on October 20, 1849 the first Minnesota Democratic Party convention was held. He was listed as one of the Secretaries.

He died of apoplexy in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Birth date, birth county, middle name, ancestry, family data, and death location provided by his great great grandson.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.

Religion provided by his great great grandson.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

7th Territorial Legislative Session (1856)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 02
Elected: 10/9/1855
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/2/1856 to 1/6/1857
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Democratic Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by the St. Paul Public Library's List of Mayors, his obituary, and W.H. C. Folsom's Fifty Years in the Northwest, 1888. Also, in The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 it states that on October 20, 1849 the first Minnesota Democratic Party convention was held. He was listed as one of the Secretaries.
Committees:
  • Internal Improvements
  • Judiciary (Chair)

4th Territorial Legislative Session (1853)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 02
Elected: 10/12/1852
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/5/1853 to 1/3/1854
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Democratic Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by the St. Paul Public Library's List of Mayors, his obituary, A History of the City of St. Paul to 1875, 1983 edition, by J. Fletcher Williams, p. 331, and W.H. C. Folsom's Fifty Years in the Northwest, 1888. Also, in The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 it states that on October 20, 1849 the first Minnesota Democratic Party convention was held. He was listed as one of the Secretaries.
Committees:
  • Enrolled Bills
  • Judiciary (Chair)
Photographs
Bushrod Washington Lott Photo (ca. 1878) Provided by Brian Miller

Articles & Books About
"The Late Bushrod W. Lott." St. Paul Daily Globe, September 26, 1886, p. 2.