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Fleming, William A. "W.A."

House 1889-90 (District 39); House 1893-94 (District 46)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Benton, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/27/1848 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Dickinson, New York
Birth County: Franklin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1920
Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: W.A.
City of Residence (when first elected): Brainerd
Occupation (when first elected): Practicing Law/Director, Brainerd Building and Loan Association/Formerly Taught School, New York State, 10 Years/Former Store Clerk

EDUCATION

New York Common Schools; Elementary School;
Lawrenceville Academy, New York; Secondary; Several Terms
Albany Law School, New York; Law Degree; 1878

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judge: Brainerd, Minnesota (Municipal Judge, 4 years); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Attorney: Brainerd, Minnesota (1 year); 18?? to 18??
School Board/Administration: Crow Wing County, Minnesota (County Superintendent of Schools, 5 years); 18?? to 18??
Postmaster: New York (Appointed by President Grant); 1872 to 18?? [Appointed]
County Attorney: Crow Wing County, Minnesota (2 years); 189? to 189?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Florence O. Foster (married in 1888)
Children: One child: Geraldine (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Scottish ancestry on his father's side.

The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 lists his birth date as December 27. Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897 lists December 28.

He came to Minnesota in 1882 and settled in Brainerd.

"He has always been a Republican and is a firm believer in the principles of protection, sound finance and reciprocity." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 127)

He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Red Men.

"He has no church connections, though he is believer in the essentials of the Christian religion." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 127)

Religion provided by Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

28th Legislative Session (1893-1894)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 46
Elected: 11/8/1892
Residence: Brainerd
Term of Office: 1/3/1893 to 1/7/1895
Counties Represented: Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd
Occupation: Engaged in the Practice of Law
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Incorporations Other Than Municipal
  • Judiciary
  • Municipal Legislation
  • Towns and Counties (Chair)

26th Legislative Session (1889-1890)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 39
Elected: 11/6/1888
Residence: Brainerd
Term of Office: 1/8/1889 to 1/5/1891
Counties Represented: Benton, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd
Occupation: Practicing Law/Director, Brainerd Building and Loan Association/Formerly Taught School, New York State, 10 Years/Former Store Clerk
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Claims
  • Judiciary
  • Normal Schools
  • Towns and Counties