House 1915-22 (District 28); Senate 1923-34 (District 28)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Special Representative, Elaborated Ready Roofing Co. of Chicago
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Hennepin County and Ramsey County, Minnesota (Joint Committee to Build the Lake Street and Marshall Avenue Bridge, Chair);
1??? to 1???
Hennepin County, Minnesota (County Commissioner);
1886 to 1888
Minnesota State Deputy Oil Inspector, Minneapolis District;
1905 to 1909
Three children: Mary and Esther (daughters); William (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota around 1875.
In May of 1925, he was convicted in federal court of violating the National Prohibition (Volstead) Act and sentenced to a year in jail. During his appeal process, he was re-elected to the Senate. There was an failed attempt to oust him from the Senate in 1927. In June of 1927, he was sentenced on appeal to serve a year in jail. On May 13, 1928, he returned home after serving six and a half months and he was pardoned by President Coolidge. In January of 1929, there was unsuccessful attempt by the Senate to unseat him.
His funeral services were at St. Anthony of Padua church in Minneapolis.
Religion provided by obituary (Minneapolis Journal, April 26, 1937, p 2); he was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Holy Name Society.