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Nash, Edgar

House 1872 (District 29)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Carlton, Cass, Itasca, Lake, St. Louis


Date of Birth: 7/8/1832 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Penn Yan, New York
Birth County: Yates
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 6/6/1915
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant, Hardware Dealer



Municipal Government: Minneapolis, Minnesota (Volunteer Fire Department); 18?? to 18??
Military: Minnesota (Indian Uprising of 1862); 1862 to 186?


Spouse: Virginia Vandalia Bartholomew (married on June 21, 1855, she died in 1907)
Children: Four children: Fred Eugene (son); Alice Nellie, Virginia B., and Carrie (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Riley Lucas Bartholomew  - Father-in-Law


Toensing lists his birth year as 1834(?). A distant relative and his obituary say he was born in 1832.

He came to Minnesota in 1851 and settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1869. He returned to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1873.

He was a member of the Knights Templar and a Scottish Rite Mason.

He founded the first hardware store in St. Anthony/Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1851.

He died at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Richfield, Minnesota.

Birth county, occupation specifics, wedding date, children's names, death date, cemetery name, and family relationship provided by a relative.

Total Days Served: 371


14th Legislative Session (1872)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 29
Elected: 11/7/1871
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/2/1872 to 1/6/1873
Counties Represented: Carlton, Cass, Itasca, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Merchant, Hardware Dealer
Party: Not Available
  • Joint Apportionment
  • Mines and Minerals (Chair)
  • Railroads