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Duley, William J. "W.J."

Republican Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 9)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served: 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/30/1819
Birth Place: , Indiana
Birth County: Ripley County
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 3/5/1898
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: W.J.
City of Residence (when first elected): Beaver
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Territorial Republican Constitutional Convention: 9th Council District, Minnesota Territory; 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Laura (married in 1848)
Children: Seven or more children: Willie, Belle, Francis, Jefferson, Emma
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

"He was the executioner on the day 38 Dakota men were hanged in Mankato after the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War." (Star Tribune, November 2, 2015)

He moved from Indiana to Iowa in 1847. He moved from Iowa to Winona County, Minnesota in 1856. In 1861 he moved to Lake Shetek, Minnesota. He moved from Minnesota to Alabama in the 1870s. He moved to Washington State late in life. (Star Tribune, November 2, 2015)