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Snider, Samuel Prather "S.P."

House 1885-88 (District 30)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Hennepin


Date of Birth: 10/9/1845
Birth Place: Mount Gilead, Ohio
Birth County: Morrow
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 9/24/1928
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: S.P.
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Sneider
City of Residence (when first elected): Minneapolis
Occupation (when first elected): Farming/Real Estate


Ohio Public Schools; Elementary School;
Mount Gilead High School, Ohio; Secondary;
Oberlin College, Ohio; Attended College;


Military: Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 65th Regiment (United States Civil War, Private); 186? to 186?
U.S. Representative: 4th Congressional District, Minnesota; 03/04/1889 to 03/03/1891 [Elected]


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


Toensing, the Minnesota Journal of the House, 1885 and 1887, and the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress list his last name as Snider. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1885 lists both Snider and Sneider.

He moved to New York after the United States Civil War. He came to Minnesota in 1871, 1874, or 1876.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1890.

He died in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was buried there in Lakewood Cemetery.

Total Days Served: 1438


25th Legislative Session (1887-1888)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 30
Elected: 11/2/1886
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/29/1887 to 1/7/1889
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Real Estate
Party: Not Available
  • Forestry
  • State Normal Schools
Session Notes: Mathias Gross was sworn in and and served until the Minnesota House of Representatives determined, after a recount, that Samuel Prather Snider received 12 votes more than Gross did and was entitled to the seat. The House Committtee on Elections' recount showed that Samuel Prather Snider received 4,694 votes, H.G. Merrill received 4,688, and Mathias Gross received 4,682.

24th Legislative Session (1885-1886)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 30
Elected: 11/4/1884
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/6/1885 to 1/3/1887
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Farming/Real Estate
Party: Not Available
  • Finance
  • Public Lands (Chair)
  • Railroads