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Wales, William W. "W.W."

Territorial Council 1857 (District 3)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Hennepin


Date of Birth: ??/??/1818
Birth Place: North Carolina
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: W.W.
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Anthony Falls
Occupation (when first elected): Paper Hanger



Municipal Mayor: St. Anthony, Minnesota; 1857 to 1857
Military: United States Department of War, Freedmen's Bureau, Mississippi (War of Rebellion/United States Civil War); 186? to 18??
Municipal Mayor: St. Anthony, Minnesota; 1865 to 1865


Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He came to St. Anthony, Minnesota in 1850.

"He was a paper-hanger by trade, but afterwards kept a book store. During the War of the Rebellion he was employed in the Freedmen's Bureau in Mississippi. In his later life he was engaged in missionary work in North Carolina." (Holcombe. R.I. Minnesota in Three Centuries, Vol. 2)

Total Days Served: 329


8th Territorial Legislative Session (1857)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial Council
District: 03
Elected: 1/7/1857
Residence: Saint Anthony Falls
Term of Office: 1/7/1857 to 12/1/1857 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Paper Hanger
Party: Not Available
  • Enrolled Bills
  • Schools (Chair)
Session Notes: His official term start date is uncertain due to the special election. The date listed is the first day of the 1857 territorial session. St. Anthony Falls changed from Ramsey County to Hennepin County on March 4, 1856. So Ramsey County is no longer listed as a county served for District 3. His election date is uncertain. He won a special election to finish out John Rollins' term. The date listed is the first day of the 1857 territorial session.
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