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Pierce, Ephraim

House 1857-58 (District 17)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Brown, Nicollet

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1834 (uncertain)
Birth Place: North Chelsea, Massachusetts
Birth County: Suffolk
Birth Country:
Date of Death: 7/1/1865
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Peter
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: Company B, Third Minnesota Regiment, U.S. Army (Captain); 1861 to 1865

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse:
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He died in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas while in military service and is buried in the Little Rock National Cemetery.

His birth year is either 1833 or 1834,

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 17
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Saint Peter
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Brown, Nicollet
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Judiciary
  • Public Lands (Chair)
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 3, 1857. An 1858-59 session was not held due to the protracted session of 1857-58. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, p. 66) Thus, even though the first session was adjourned on August 12, 1858; the term end date for it is listed as the day before the second legislative session's start date.
Photographs
Ephraim Pierce of St. Peter, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database