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Acker, Henry

House 1859-60 (District 2); House 1861 (District 1)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1804
Birth Place: New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 8/31/1875
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Executive Branch: Federal Officer; 18?? to 18??
School Board/Administration: Ramsey County, Minnesota (County Superintendent of Schools); 18?? to 18??
County Board/Commissioner: Ramsey County, Minnesota (County Commissioner); 1869 to 1871

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children: At Least One Child: William H. (killed in the Battle of Shiloh, son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1857.

His party affiliation was provided by Minnesota in Three Centuries.

"I was a Republican member of the House, having been elected from St. Paul in the Second representative district. My colleagues from that district were Henry Acker, John B. Oliver, Oscar Stephenson, George Mitsch, and D. A. Robertson. Mr. Acker and myself were the only two Republicans in the House from Ramsey." (Sanborn, Gen. John B. "The Work of the Second Legislature, 1859-60." Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul: the Society, 1905, Vol. 10, Part 2, p. 621)


He died in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 762

SESSIONS SERVED

3rd Legislative Session (1861)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01
Elected: 11/6/1860
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/8/1861 to 1/6/1862
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was determined by A History of the City of Saint Paul and of the County of Ramsey, Minnesota, 1876; it lists him as a member of the Republican Party in the 1860 election.
Committees:
  • Printing (Chair)
  • Public Buildings
  • Public Lands

2nd Legislative Session (1859-1860)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 02
Elected: 10/11/1859
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 12/7/1859 to 1/7/1861
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by Minnesota in Three Centuries. "I was a Republican member of the House, having been elected from St. Paul in the Second representative district. My colleagues from that district were Henry Acker, John B. Oliver, Oscar Stephenson, George Mitsch, and D. A. Robertson. Mr. Acker and myself were the only two Republicans in the House from Ramsey." (Sanborn, Gen. John B. "The Work of the Second Legislature, 1859-60." Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul: the Society, 1905, Vol. 10, Part 2, p. 621)
Committees:
  • Retrenchment and Reform (Chair)
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