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Taft, John B.

House 1889-90 (District 24)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 2/1/1826
Birth Place: Welet or Weld, Maine
Birth County: Franklin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 6/23/1900
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Stillwater
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: Stillwater, Minnesota (Board of Supervisors, Chair, 12 years); 18?? to 18??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Orpha Newman (married on January 21, 1856; she died on March 15, 1902)
Children: Two Children (adopted/raised them after their parents died): Alice Newman (niece); Owen Franklin Newman (nephew)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1856 and settled in Washington County.

He died from complications from surgery at the Lake Elmo Sanitarium in Minnesota. He was buried in Rutherford Cemetery in Grant Township, Washington County, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

26th Legislative Session (1889-1890)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 24
Elected: 11/6/1888
Residence: Stillwater
Term of Office: 1/8/1889 to 1/5/1891
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Claims
  • Grain and Warehouse
  • Towns and Counties
Articles & Books About
"Hon. John B. Taft (Obituary)." St. Paul Daily Pioneer Press, June 23, 1900.