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Cotton, Joseph B.

House 1893-94 (District 54)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Cook, Lake, St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/6/1865
Birth Place: Albion, Indiana
Birth County: Nobles
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1940
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer, Cotton and Dibell Law Firm/Former Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Michigan State Agricultural College, 2 years

EDUCATION

Indiana District Schools; Elementary School;
Albion High Schools, Indiana; Secondary; Graduate
Michigan State Agricultural and Mechanical College, Lansing; B.S.; Commencement Orator, 1886
Studied Law; Under Honorable Edwin Willits; Admitted to Practice, Supreme Court of Michigan, June 13, 1888

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

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GENERAL NOTES

He came to Duluth, Minnesota in September 1888.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

28th Legislative Session (1893-1894)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 54
Elected: 11/8/1892
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/3/1893 to 1/7/1895
Counties Represented: Cook, Lake, St. Louis
Occupation: Lawyer, Cotton and Dibell Law Firm/Former Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Michigan State Agricultural College, 2 years
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Grain and Warehouse
  • Judiciary
  • Municipal Legislation
  • Public Parks
  • Taxes and Tax Laws