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Christenson, Ferdinand Sneedorff "F.S."

House 1878 (District 28)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Aitkin, Chisago, Kanabec, Pine

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/18/1837
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country: Denmark
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: F.S.
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Christensen
City of Residence (when first elected): Park Lake
Occupation (when first elected): Railroad Land Agent

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Secretary of State Staff: Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State (Assistant Secretary of State); 1880 to 1882
State Board/Commission/Council: Minneosta State Board of Equalization; 1883 to 18?? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Selma A. Willard (married on December 12, 1869)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

"[He] came to the United States in 1866, to Minnesota in 1868, and to Chisago county in 1870. He was married to Selma A. Willard, at Red Wing, Minnesota, Dec. 12, 1869. He represented Chisago county in the legislature of 1878. He was assistant secretary of state from 1880 to 1882. In 1882 he established the Rush City Bank. In 1883 he was appointed member of the state board of equalization, and in 1885 was one of the committee for selecting a location for the Third Hospital for the Insane." (Fifty Years in the Northwest, p. 326.)

During the war between Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein in 1864, he was a telegraphist in the Danish Army and for this he received a medal of remembrance from the Danish state.

He was listed as a Republican on the list of members posted after the 1877 election. ("The Next Legislature." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1877)

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

20th Legislative Session (1878)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 28
Elected: 11/6/1877
Residence: Park Lake
Term of Office: 1/8/1878 to 1/6/1879
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Chisago, Kanabec, Pine
Occupation: Railroad Land Agent
Party: Republican Party Notes: He was listed as a Republican on the list of members posted after the 1877 election. ("The Next Legislature." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1877)
Committees:
  • Joint Printing
  • Public Lands
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