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Sinclair, Daniel "D."

House 1903-04 (District 2)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Winona

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/2/1833
Birth Place: Thurso
Birth County: Carthnessshire
Birth Country: Scotland
Date of Death: ??/??/1907
Gender: Male
Religion: Congregational
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: D.
City of Residence (when first elected): Winona
Occupation (when first elected): Newspaper Editor, Winona Republican Newspaper

EDUCATION

Schools in Scotland; At Least Elementary School; Academic Education, Common Schools

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Postmaster: Winona, Minnesota (Appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant); 1869 to 1877 [Appointed]
Postmaster: Winona, Minnesota (Appointed by President Harrison); 1889 to 1893 [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Melissa J. Briggs (married August 26, 1855)
Children: Three children: Mrs. William E. Smith, Jessie, and Fanny (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to America in 1849 and settled in Conneautville, Pennsylvania. He moved to Winona, Minnesota on June 1, 1856.

"Mr. Sinclair has been affiliated with the Republican party ever since its organization..." ( Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 137)

He wasn't a member but he attended the Congregational Church.

Religion provided by Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

33rd Legislative Session (1903-1904)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 02
Elected: 11/4/1902
Residence: Winona
Term of Office: 1/6/1903 to 1/2/1905
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Newspaper Editor, Winona Republican Newspaper
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • State Normal Schools