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Chase, Jonathan N.

Territorial House 1857 (District 3); Senate 1857-58 (District 23)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1819
Birth Place: Maine
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/2/1904
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Anthony Falls
Occupation (when first elected): Lumbering, Rum River/Milling, Gull River

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GENERAL NOTES

He came to St. Anthony, Minnesota in 1855.

He died in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 1064

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 23
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Saint Anthony Falls
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Lumbering, Rum River/Milling, Gull River
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Credentials
  • Public Buildings
  • State Affairs
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 7, 1857 and subscribed to the oath of office on December 8, 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 House
District: 03
Elected: 10/14/1856
Residence: Saint Anthony Falls
Term of Office: 1/7/1857 to 12/1/1857
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Lumbering, Rum River/Milling, Gull River
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Elections
  • Ferries Special
  • Lumbering Interests (Chair)
Session Notes: St. Anthony Falls changed from Ramsey County to Hennepin County on March 4, 1856. So Ramsey County is no longer listed as a county served for District 3.
Photographs
Jonathan Chase of St. Anthony, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database