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Reishus, Edwin Sondresen "E.S., Eivind, Edvind"

Senate 1895-98 (District 16)

Party when first elected:  Populist

Counties Served:  Lincoln, Lyon, Yellow Medicine

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/4/1852
Birth Place: Koshkonong, Wisconsin
Birth County: Dane
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 1/2/1933
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: E.S., Eivind, Edvind
City of Residence (when first elected): Cottonwood
Occupation (when first elected): Farm Owner

EDUCATION

State University, Minnesota; Attended College; 1870-1872

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judicial Administration: District Court, Minnesota (Clerk of District Court); 1886 to 1894 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Carrie DuChez (married in 1875); Married Two Additional Times
Children: Two children: Walter and Sondre (sons, with his first wife)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Olav Sondresen Reishus  - Brother

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Norwegian ancestry.

He came to Fillmore County, Minnesota in 1854, with his parents. He moved to Lyon County, Minnesota in 1879.

He died in Cottonwood, Minnesota.

Birth place, death date, death year, death place, other names, ancestry, first wife's name, additional marriages, children's names, and religion provided by a relative.

Total Days Served: 1456

SESSIONS SERVED

30th Legislative Session (1897-1898) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 11/6/1894
Residence: Cottonwood
Term of Office: 1/8/1895 to 1/2/1899
Counties Represented: Lincoln, Lyon, Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Populist
Committees:
  • Census
  • Engrossment
  • Federal Relations
  • Geological and Natural History Survey
  • Labor
  • Reform School

29th Legislative Session (1895-1896)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 16
Elected: 11/6/1894
Residence: Cottonwood
Term of Office: 1/8/1895 to 1/2/1899
Counties Represented: Lincoln, Lyon, Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Farm Owner
Party: Populist
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Census
  • Engrossment
  • Geological and Natural History Survey
  • Immigration
  • Labor
  • Reapportionment
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