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Merritt, Leonidas

House 1893-94 (District 54)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Cook, Lake, St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 2/20/1844
Birth Place: New York
Birth County: Chautauqua
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 8/9/1926
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Oneota
Occupation (when first elected): Vice President; Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway Company/President of Different Banks/Interested in Several Mining Companies

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Agency: Minnesota State Surveyor General of Logs and Lumber, 5th District; 18?? to 18??
Municipal Council/Aldermen: West Duluth, Minnesota (Village Council, President, the first one); 18?? to 18??
Military: Minnesota Cavalry, Company B, Brackett's Battalion (United States Civil War); 03/30/1864 to 06/01/1866

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Brian Merritt Bergson  - Great Nephew

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1856.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

28th Legislative Session (1893-1894)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 54
Elected: 11/8/1892
Residence: Oneota
Term of Office: 1/3/1893 to 1/7/1895
Counties Represented: Cook, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Vice President; Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway Company/President of Different Banks/Interested in Several Mining Companies
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Logs and Lumber
  • Manufactures
  • Mines and Minerals (Chair)
  • Public Lands