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Cashman, Sr., Michael Richard "M.R."

Senate 1935-42 (District 16)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Steele, Waseca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/9/1875
Birth Place: Owatonna, Minnesota
Birth County: Steele
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/30/1963
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: M.R.
City of Residence (when first elected): Owatonna
Occupation (when first elected): Nurseryman and Florist; President and Manager, Cashman Greenhouses, Owatonna/Farmer

EDUCATION

St. Mary's Parochial School; Elementary School;
Country Schools; Elementary School;
Pillsbury Academy, Owatonna; Secondary; Graduate

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Horticultural Society (Member); 19?? to 19??
County Board/Commissioner: Steele County, Minnesota (County Fair Board, 20 years); 19?? to 19??
Municipal Board/Commission: Owatonna, Minnesota (Charter Commission); 19?? to 19??
School Board/Administration: Owatonna, Minnesota (School Board); 1909 to 1917

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mary Patricia Quinn (married on January 7, 1905; she died on September 25, 1960)
Children: Twelve children: Eleanor M., Dorothy M., Beatrice M., Patricia M., Virginia, Caroline J., Rosemary, and Mary Therese (daughters); Richard C., Robert M., Charles E., and Michael Richard Jr. (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Thomas E. Cashman  - Brother

GENERAL NOTES

He was raised on a farm in Clinton Falls Township, Minnesota.

"While Mr. Cashman professed to be a Democrat in national and state politics he was a staunch conservative member of this body during his tenure as a senator." (In Memoriam, 1965, p. 15)

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent Order of the Elks, Owatonna Lodge 1395.

He died in Owatonna, Minnesota.

Family relationship provided by a relative.

Religion provided by In Memoriam.

Total Days Served: 2919

SESSIONS SERVED

52nd Legislative Session (1941-1942) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 11/8/1938
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/3/1939 to 1/4/1943
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Nurseryman and Florist; President and Manager, Cashman Greenhouses, Owatonna/Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election Party Notes: "While Mr. Cashman professed to be a Democrat in national and state politics he was a staunch conservative member of this body during his tenure as a senator." (In Memoriam, 1965, p. 15)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Insurance (Chair)
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Military Affairs
  • Public Welfare
  • Railroads
  • Reforestation
  • State and County Fairs
  • Taxes and Tax Laws

51st Legislative Session (1939-1940)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 11/8/1938
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/3/1939 to 1/4/1943
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Nurseryman and Florist; President and Manager, Cashman Greenhouses, Owatonna/Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election Party Notes: "While Mr. Cashman professed to be a Democrat in national and state politics he was a staunch conservative member of this body during his tenure as a senator." (In Memoriam, 1965, p. 15)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Insurance
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Military Affairs
  • Public Welfare
  • Railroads
  • Reforestation (Chair)
  • State and County Fairs
  • Taxes and Tax Laws

50th Legislative Session (1937-1938) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 11/6/1934
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/8/1935 to 1/2/1939
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Nurseryman and Florist; President and Manager, Cashman Greenhouses, Owatonna/Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election Party Notes: "While Mr. Cashman professed to be a Democrat in national and state politics he was a staunch conservative member of this body during his tenure as a senator." (In Memoriam, 1965, p. 15)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Insurance
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Military Affairs
  • Public Welfare
  • Railroads
  • Reforestation (Chair)
  • State and County Fairs
  • Taxes and Tax Laws

49th Legislative Session (1935-1936)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 11/6/1934
Residence: Owatonna
Term of Office: 1/8/1935 to 1/2/1939
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Nurseryman and Florist; President and Manager, Cashman Greenhouses, Owatonna/Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election Party Notes: "While Mr. Cashman professed to be a Democrat in national and state politics he was a staunch conservative member of this body during his tenure as a senator." (In Memoriam, 1965, p. 15)
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Insurance
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Military Affairs
  • Railroads
  • Reforestation (Chair)
  • State and County Fairs
  • Taxes and Tax Laws