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Crossfield, Amasa Scott

House 1889-90 (District 42)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, Traverse

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/15/1855 (uncertain)
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country: Canada
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Browns Valley
Occupation (when first elected): Practicing Law

EDUCATION

District Schools; Elementary School; Winters
St. Johnsbury Academy, Vermont; Secondary; Graduate, 1873-1876
Georgetown University, Law School, Washington D.C.; Master of Laws; June 1884; Admitted to the Bar, Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, June 1884
Studied Law; With Joyce and Lawrence, Ruthland, Vermont, 1881

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Executive Branch: United States Indian Service, Sisseton Agency, Dakota Territory; 188? to 12/1882
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Interior Department, Washington D.C. (Clerkship); 12/1882 to 188? [Appointed]
School Board/Administration: Sisseton Agency, Dakota Territory (Superintendent of Schools, 1 year); 07/01/1884 to 1885 [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his birth year as 1857. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 lists 1855.

His parents were citizens of the United States.

He was raised on a farm.

He came to Minnesota in July 1885 and settled in Browns Valley.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

26th Legislative Session (1889-1890)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 42
Elected: 11/6/1888
Residence: Browns Valley
Term of Office: 1/8/1889 to 1/5/1891
Counties Represented: Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, Traverse
Occupation: Practicing Law
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Joint Taxes
  • Judiciary
  • Public Lands (Chair)
  • Railroads
  • Rules
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