Territorial House 1849 (District 1); Territorial House 1857 (District 1); House 1868 (District 2); House 1875 (District 22)
Party when first elected: Whig
Chisago, Doty (defunct), Itasca, Kanabec, Pine, Superior (defunct), Wabasha, Washington
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
"Joseph W. Furber, the staunch Whig of Washington County, was elected Speaker..." (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Volume 2, p. 438.)He served in the 1868 House of Representatives as a Republican. (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Volume 3, p. 451-452.)Toensing lists his birth year as 1814. Minnesota in Three Centuries lists 1813. New Hampshire Birth Records lists 8/29/1814.He moved to Illinois in 1838. He came to St. Croix Falls in 1840 and worked in the lumber industry for about four years. He moved to Cottage Grove, Minnesota some time after that.He died in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.