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Hinkley, James B. "J.B."

House 1857-58 (District 4)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Hennepin


Date of Birth: ??/??/1818
Birth Place: Ohio
Birth County: Geauga
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: J.B.
City of Residence (when first elected): Dayton
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer, 160 Acres/Former Teacher, New York


Genesee Western Seminary, Rochester, New York; Postsecondary; Graduate, 1839


Judge: Hennepin County, Minnesota (Justice of the Peace); 18?? to 1???
County Board/Commissioner: Hennepin County, Minnesota (number of years); 18?? to 1???
County Government: Hennepin County, Minnesota (County Poor Farm); 1864 to 1867


Spouse: S.S. Moore (married in 1844)
Children: Two children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He came to Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota in 1854. He moved to Dayton Township, Minnesota in 1855. He returned to Minneapolis around 1864, then moved to Champlin, Minnesota in 1878.

Total Days Served: 735


1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 04
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Dayton
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Farmer, 160 Acres/Former Teacher, New York
Party: Not Available
  • Joint Rules Special
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 7, 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.
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