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Balcombe, St. Andre Durand "St.A.D., S.D."

Territorial Council 1856-57 (District 9); Republican Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 9); House 1857-58 (District 11)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1830 (uncertain)
Birth Place: New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1904
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: St.A.D., S.D.
City of Residence (when first elected): Winona
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Board of Regents: University of Minnesota (Regent); 1857 to 1857
Territorial Republican Constitutional Convention: 9th Council District, Minnesota Territory (President); 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857
U.S. Executive Branch: Mankato Office, Blue Earth County, Minnesota (Winnebago Indian Agent, Appointed by President Abraham Lincoln); 03/1861 to 03/1865 [Appointed]
U.S. Executive Branch: Dakota Territory (Winnebago Indian Agent, Appointed by President Abraham Lincoln); 03/1865 to 11/1865 [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1845. He then lived in Elgin, Illinois. He moved to Winona, Minnesota in 1854. He then moved to Omaha, Nebraska in May 1865 and became a newspaper editor.

Total Days Served: 1435

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 11
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Winona
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Elections
  • Ways and Means
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 3, 1857. An 1858-59 session was not held due to the protracted session of 1857-58. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, p. 66) Thus, even though the first session was adjourned on August 12, 1858; the term end date for it is listed as the day before the second legislative session's start date.

8th Territorial Legislative Session (1857)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial Council
District: 09
Elected: 10/9/1855
Residence: Winona
Term of Office: 1/2/1856 to 12/1/1857
Counties Represented: Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Incorporations
  • Territorial Expenditures (Chair)

7th Territorial Legislative Session (1856)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial Council
District: 09
Elected: 10/9/1855
Residence: Winona
Term of Office: 1/2/1856 to 12/1/1857
Counties Represented: Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Enrolled Bills
  • Expenditures (Chair)
  • Territorial Affairs
Photographs
St. Andre Durand Balcombe of Winona, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database