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Bissell, Frank Elmore "F.E."

House 1879-80 (District 31)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/27/1845
Birth Place: Hartford, Wisconsin
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Episcopalian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: F.E.
City of Residence (when first elected): Cold Spring
Occupation (when first elected): Physician

EDUCATION

Hartford Common Schools, Wisconsin; Elementary School;
University of Wooster, Ohio; Attended College;
Charity Hospital Medical College, Cleveland, Ohio; Medical Degree; 1869

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Mayor: Litchfield, Minnesota (City Mayor); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Litchfield, Minnesota (City Council, Alderman and President, Several Terms); 18?? to 18??
Military: United States Navy (United States Civil War, Ohio, U.S. Steamer Lexington, Surgeon's Steward); 1862 to 1865

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Addie F. Simons (married in 1875)
Children: Two children: Emily M., and Frank S.
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of French ancestry.

He came to Litchfield, Minnesota in 1871.

"He has always been a Republican." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 173)

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Religion provided by Progressive Men of Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

21st Legislative Session (1879-1880)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 31
Elected: 11/5/1878
Residence: Cold Spring
Term of Office: 1/7/1879 to 1/3/1881
Counties Represented: Stearns
Occupation: Physician
Party: Republican Party Notes: "He has always been a Republican." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 173)
Committees:
  • Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute
  • Engrossment (Chair)
  • Public Lands