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Milne, John O. "J.O."

Senate 1872 (District 41)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Otter Tail, Pembina (defunct), Polk, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin


Date of Birth: 7/1/1839
Birth Place: Pocasset, Massachusetts
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/5/1907
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: J.O.
City of Residence (when first elected): Sauk Centre
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer



State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Grain Weighing Board (Assistant Weigh Master); 1??? to 1???
School Board/Administration: Duluth, Minnesota (School Board, President); 1??? to 1???
Military: 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company I (United States Civil War, Battle of Bull Run); 06/01/1861 to 12/16/1861


Spouse: Minnie Bronson (married in 1863)
Children: Four children: (1 son, 3 daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


"Another [recruit] was John Milne, who was left for dead after the battle [at Bull Run] and lay 'dimly conscious from loss of blood' for forty-eight hours before a Confederate burial party picked him up. He was 'jarred' in great pain to Richmond, Virginia, in a train of cattle cars. In the confederate capital, Milne had the good fortune to meet another prisoner, Dr. Jacob H. Stewart of St. Paul, the regimental surgeon. Stewart dressed Milne's wounds and helped him recover sufficiently to be exchanged." (Minnesota in the Civil War, St, Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society, 2000, p. 7.)

He settled in Minnesota in 1857. He lived in Lebanon, Dakota County, Minnesota before the United States Civil War. He later moved to Duluth, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 371


14th Legislative Session (1872)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 41
Elected: 11/7/1871
Residence: Sauk Centre
Term of Office: 1/2/1872 to 1/6/1873
Counties Represented: Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Otter Tail, Pembina (defunct), Polk, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
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