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Cole, Albert L. "A.L."

House 1903-06 (District 52)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Itasca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1846 (uncertain)
Birth Place: , New York
Birth County: St. Lawrence
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 3/5/1908
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: A.L.
City of Residence (when first elected): Walker
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant

EDUCATION

New York Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;
St. Lawrence University; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: New York (School Commissioner); 1876 to 1882

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Eliza Picket (married in 1877)
Children: Clara
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Alonzo B. Cole  - Brother
Claude Lynn Cole  - Nephew

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1882.

He ran for governor of Minnesota in 1906 as a Republican (The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Vol. 34, p. 538).

His birth year is listed as 1847 in the 1900 census, but is listed as 1846 on his gravestone.

Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

34th Legislative Session (1905-1906)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 52
Elected: 11/8/1904
Residence: Walker
Term of Office: 1/3/1905 to 1/7/1907
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Itasca
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Drainage
  • Education
  • General Legislation
  • Public Lands
  • Roads, Bridges and Navigable Streams (Chair)
  • Taxes and Tax Laws

33rd Legislative Session (1903-1904)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 52
Elected: 11/4/1902
Residence: Walker
Term of Office: 1/6/1903 to 1/2/1905
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Itasca
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Banks and Banking
  • Elections (Chair)
  • Municipal Legislation
  • Roads, Bridges and Navigable Streams
  • Taxes and Tax Law
  • Taxes and Tax Laws