House 1864-65 (District 16); House 1876-77 (District 5); House 1885-86 (District 4); House 1895-96 (District 4)
Party when first elected: Republican
Freeborn, Steele, Waseca
Bradford County District Schools, Pennsylvania; Elementary School; Le Raysville Academy, Pennsylvania; Secondary; Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, Towanda, Pennsylvania; College Graduate; 1860University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Law School; Law Degree; 1861, Admitted to the Bar
Single (when first elected); Martha Partridge Robson (married in 1867 or 1868)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Toensing lists him as Speaker of the House in 1876. This is incorrect. The Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1877 and 1895, Minnesota in Three Centuries, Progressive Men of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Journal of the House, 1877 identify him as Speaker during the 1877 legislative session."A year later he was elected on the Republican ticket to the lower house of the legislature..." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 340)"He is prominent in the counsels of the Republican party, with which he has always affiliated..." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 341)"In 1896 he was nominated by the Republicans to the office of lieutenant-governor, and was elected." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 340)He ran for the Republican Party endorsement for Minnesota Governor in the 1886 election. (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Volume 4, p. 143-145)He came to Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1861 and served for a short time as a school teacher there.