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Burgess, Sylvanus

House 1857-58 (District 8)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Olmsted

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth:
Birth Place:
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Date of Death: ??/??/1876
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Quincy
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

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GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists Fair Haven as his city of residence and the Visual Resources database from the Minnesota Historical Society lists St. Charles; according to Minnesota Place Names, they aren't in Olmsted County. The History of Olmsted County lists Quincy.

He moved to Mankato, Minnesota around 1864.

He was killed by falling boards in a lumber yard in Mankato, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Quincy
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Militia
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.
Photographs
Sylvanus Burgess of St. Charles, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database