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Garrard, Lewis Hector "Louis, L.H."

House 1859-60 (District 6); House 1877 (District 15)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Goodhue, Wabasha

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/??/1829
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1887
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Louis, L.H.
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Girard
City of Residence (when first elected): Frontenac
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer, Devon Cattle and Southdown Sheep/Physician

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania, Medical Department; Medical Degree; 1853

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Historical Society; 18?? to 18??
State Board/Commission/Council: Pennsylvania State Historical Society; 18?? to 18??
State Board/Commission/Council: Ohio State Historical and Philosophical Society; 18?? to 18??
Military: Goodhue County, Minnesota (Draft Commissioner); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Government: Lake City, Minnesota (City Mayor); 04/1876 to 187? [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (when first elected); Married (listed in 1877)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing, the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1860, and Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877 list his last name as Garrard. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1877 lists both Garrard and Girard.

Toensing, the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1860, and Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877 list his first name as Lewis. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1877 lists Louis.

He came to Minnesota for a few months in July 1854. He returned to Ohio, then went to Europe for two years. He moved to Frontenac, Minnesota in August 1858. He moved to Lake City, Wabasha County, Minnesota in 1870.

"So far as known, was the first in Minnesota to cultivate Orchard Grass, the most valuable forage plant the state possesses for grazing or hay." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 37)

He "was a member of the Republican state convention of 1859." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 37)

Total Days Served: 769

SESSIONS SERVED

19th Legislative Session (1877)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15
Elected: 11/7/1876
Residence: Lake City
Term of Office: 1/2/1877 to 1/7/1878
Counties Represented: Wabasha
Occupation: Physician/Former Organizer and President, First National Bank, Lake City
Party: Republican Party Notes: He "was a member of the Republican state convention of 1859." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 37)
Committees:
  • Banks (Chair)
  • Railroads

2nd Legislative Session (1859-1860)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 06
Elected: 10/11/1859
Residence: Frontenac
Term of Office: 12/7/1859 to 1/7/1861
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Farmer, Devon Cattle and Southdown Sheep/Physician
Party: Republican Party Notes: He "was a member of the Republican state convention of 1859." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 37)
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Manufactures (Chair)
  • University and University Lands
Articles & Books By
Garrard, Lewis H. Chambersburg in the Colony and the Revolution. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1856.

Garrard, Lewis Hector. Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail: Prairie Travel and Scalp Dances, with a Look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and the Rocky Mountain Campfire. Cincinnati: H. W. Derby and Co., 1850.


Articles & Books About
"Hon. Lewis H. Garrard." Memoirs of the State Officers; and of the Nineteenth Legislature of Minnesota, by C.L. Hall. Minneapolis: Johnson & Smith, p. 37.