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Davis, Christopher Lawrence "C.L., Kit"

House 1929-34 (District 51)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  Wadena

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/7/1875
Birth Place: Meriden Township, Minnesota
Birth County: Steele
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 12/19/1951
Gender: Male
Religion: Episcopalian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: C.L., Kit
City of Residence (when first elected): Verndale
Occupation (when first elected): Manager; Farmers Exchange, Verndale/Former Rural School Teacher, Steele County, 9 years/Farmer

EDUCATION

Owatonna High School; Secondary; Graduate; June 8, 1894

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: Verndale, Minnesota (School Board Member); 19?? to 19??
School Board/Administration: Steele County, Minnesota (Superintendent of Schools); 1904 to 1910 [Elected]
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Verndale, Minnesota (Village Council, President); 1922 to 19?? [Elected]
Municipal Mayor: Verndale, Minnesota (Village Mayor); 1925 to 1926 [Elected]
Municipal Government: Verndale, Minnesota (Village Assessor); 1936 to 1941 [Elected]
Municipal Government: Verndale, Minnesota (Village Assessor); 1946 to 1949 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ida Suddendorf (first wife); Lillian A. Mather
Children: Nine children (with his first wife): Glen, Edwin, Emma, Robert, Erma, Everett, Ellen, Edith, and Ruby
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was born on a farm.

He moved to Verndale, Minnesota from the Owatonna, Minnesota area in 1912.

He managed the Farmer's Exchange at Verndale, Minnesota from 1918-1934. In 1925 and 1929 he was elected secretary of the Verndale Wool Growers Association. This organization was ranked second largest in volume among the five wool grower associations in Minnesota. He was secretary of the Verndale Creamery Association in 1927. He was a member of the Masonic and Modern Woodman lodges. (Information provided by his great grandson)

First name, middle name, nickname, birth date, death year, death date, birth place, education, years of other government service and offices held, names of spouses, number of children, and children's names provided by his great grandson.

Religion provided by his great grandson.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

48th Legislative Session (1933-1934)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51
Elected: 11/8/1932
Residence: Verndale
Term of Office: 1/3/1933 to 1/7/1935
Counties Represented: Wadena
Occupation: Connected with Several Farmers' Marketing Organizations
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Dairy Products and Livestock
  • Drainage
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Reforestation
  • State and County Fairs
  • State Development and Immigration
  • State Prison

47th Legislative Session (1931-1932)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51
Elected: 11/4/1930
Residence: Verndale
Term of Office: 1/6/1931 to 1/2/1933
Counties Represented: Wadena
Occupation: Manager; Farmers Exchange, Verndale/Formerly Taught School, Steele County
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Education
  • Labor
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Public Buildings
  • Railroads and State Motor Transportation

46th Legislative Session (1929-1930)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51
Elected: 11/6/1928
Residence: Verndale
Term of Office: 1/8/1929 to 1/5/1931
Counties Represented: Wadena
Occupation: Manager; Farmers Exchange, Verndale/Former Rural School Teacher, Steele County, 9 years/Farmer
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Dairy Products and Live Stock
  • Education
  • Labor
  • Public Buildings
  • State and County Fairs
  • State Prison
Photographs
Christopher Lawrence Davis (around 1930) Provided by his great grandson.