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Powers, E. Allen "Ned, E. Allan"

House 1857-58 (District 8)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Olmsted

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1832 (uncertain)
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country: Canada
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Ned, E. Allan
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Power
City of Residence (when first elected): Oronoco
Occupation (when first elected): Newspaper Editor, Oronoco Courier (He was the first local editor of Olmsted County)

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

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GENERAL NOTES

"He was a Canadian and served as a legislator without going through the formality of becoming a citizen of the United States; but, in that early day, who cared?" (Leonard, Joseph A. History of Olmsted County, p. 38)

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Oronoco
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Newspaper Editor, Oronoco Courier (He was the first local editor of Olmsted County)
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Indian Affairs
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
E. Allen Power of Oronoco, Member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database