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Smith, Delano T.

Territorial House 1857 (District 11); Senate 1857-58 (District 4)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Carver, Davis (defunct), Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth:
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Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Minneapolis
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Melville C. Smith  - Brother

GENERAL NOTES

Total Days Served: 1064

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 04
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • State Library
  • Towns and Counties
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 7, 1857 and subscribed to the oath of office on December 8, 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.

8th Territorial Legislative Session (1857)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 11
Elected: 10/14/1856
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/7/1857 to 12/1/1857
Counties Represented: Carver, Davis (defunct), Hennepin
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Legislative Expenditures (Chair)
  • Printing
Photographs
Delano T. Smith of Minneapolis, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database