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Basford, R. B.

House 1897-98 (District 15)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Winona

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1836
Birth Place: Maine
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1916
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Bassford
City of Residence (when first elected): Winona
Occupation (when first elected): Real Estate/Former Fire Insurance Inspector/Former Insurance Business/Former Mercantile Business, Wisconsin

EDUCATION

Wisconsin Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Auditor: Winona County, Minnesota (County Auditor, 1 term); 18?? to 18?? [Elected]
County Government: Winona County, Minnesota (County Treasurer, 2 terms); 18?? to 18?? [Elected]
Military: 16th Wisconsin Infantry (United States Civil War, Sutler); 186? to 186?
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Revenue Department, Jefferson County, Wisconsin (Revenue Assessor); 186? to 186?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his last name as Bassford. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1897 and the Minnesota Journal of the House, 1897 list Basford.

He moved to Wisconsin when a boy. He moved to Winona, Minnesota around 1868.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

30th Legislative Session (1897-1898)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15
Elected: 11/3/1896
Residence: Winona
Term of Office: 1/5/1897 to 1/2/1899
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Real Estate/Former Fire Insurance Inspector/Former Insurance Business/Former Mercantile Business, Wisconsin
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Banks
  • Insurance
  • Legislative Expenses
  • Manufacturers (Chair)
  • Railroads
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