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Gates, Joseph A.

House 1905-10 (District 29)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Goodhue

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/11/1870
Birth Place: Minnesota
Birth County: Olmsted
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1922
Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist Episcopal
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Kenyon
Occupation (when first elected): Practicing Physician/Owner, Kenyon Telephone Exchange

EDUCATION

Rochester Schools, Minnesota; Elementary School;
Rochester High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota, Medical Department; M.D.; 1895

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: Kenyon, Minnesota (School Board/Board of Education, President); 1??? to 1???
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Kenyon, Minnesota (Village Council, President); 1900 to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Jennie Clark (married on June 10, 1896)
Children: Five children: Nellie, and Jennie (daughters); Elnathan, Russell, and Joseph (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Religion provided by History of Goodhue County, Minnesota, 1909.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

36th Legislative Session (1909-1910)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 29
Elected: 11/3/1908
Residence: Kenyon
Term of Office: 1/5/1909 to 1/2/1911
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Practicing Physician/Owner, Kenyon Telephone Exchange
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Education
  • Express, Telegraph and Electric Railways
  • Game and Fish
  • Public Health and Pure Food (Chair)
  • Reapportionment
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • University and University Lands

35th Legislative Session (1907-1908)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 29
Elected: 11/6/1906
Residence: Kenyon
Term of Office: 1/8/1907 to 1/4/1909
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Practicing Physician/Owner, Kenyon Telephone Exchange
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Claims
  • Game and Fish
  • Illuminating Oils
  • Insurance
  • Public Health and Pure Food (Chair)
  • University and University Lands

34th Legislative Session (1905-1906)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 29
Elected: 11/8/1904
Residence: Kenyon
Term of Office: 1/3/1905 to 1/7/1907
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Practicing Physician/Owner, Kenyon Telephone Exchange
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Claims
  • Education
  • Elections
  • Public Health, Dairy and Food Products
  • State Training School
Photographs
Dr. Joseph A. Gates (ca. 1910) From the Minnesota Historical Society Visual Resources Database.

Articles & Books About
"Joseph A. Gates, M.D." History of Goodhue County, Minnesota. Chicago: H.C. Cooper, Jr. & Co., 1909, p. 829.