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McEwen, Charles D.

House 1893-94 (District 42)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Renville

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/20/1822
Birth Place: Heiresburgh, Vermont
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Boon Lake
Occupation (when first elected): Farming/Dairying

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: McLeod County, Minnesota (Held Various Town Offices); 18?? to 18??
Military: Army (Defense of Hutchinson, Minnesota, 1 month); 1862 to 1862

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married (she died around 1888, before he served); Widower (while in office)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1857.

"He manufactured the first cheese ever made in the dairy region west of the timber; the first one hundred weight of butter made and sold in one lot in the same region in 1858; at one time operated the largest dairy in the state, and believes he brought the first load of Minnesota cheese to the cities, and received the first premium paid by the state for cheese." (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1893, p. 590)

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

28th Legislative Session (1893-1894)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42
Elected: 11/8/1892
Residence: Boon Lake
Term of Office: 1/3/1893 to 1/7/1895
Counties Represented: Renville
Occupation: Farming/Dairying
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Banks
  • Immigration
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