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Dunbar, Wells E. "W.E."

House 1879-80 (District 1)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Houston

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/7/1837
Birth Place: Suffield, Connecticut
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: W.E.
City of Residence (when first elected): Caledonia
Occupation (when first elected): Insurance Agent

EDUCATION

Connecticut Common Schools; Elementary School;
Connecticut Literary Institution, Suffield; Secondary;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Government: Houston County, Minnesota (County Surveyor); 18?? to 18?? [Elected]
Municipal Government: Caledonia, Minnesota (Town Clerk, 2 years); 18?? to 18??
County Government: Houston County, Minnesota (Deputy Surveyor); 1854 to 18??
Postmaster: Caledonia, Minnesota (Served under President Andrew Johnson, and President Ulysses S. Grant); 1864 to 1870

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Alice C. Dunbar (married on April 20, 1864, she was his second cousin)
Children: Two children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Caledonia, Minnesota on April 10, 1854.

"In 1879, Mr. Dunbar, represented his district in the State Legislature, being elected on the democratic ticket." (History of Houston County, 1882, p. 367)

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

21st Legislative Session (1879-1880)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01
Elected: 11/5/1878
Residence: Caledonia
Term of Office: 1/7/1879 to 1/3/1881
Counties Represented: Houston
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Party: Democratic Party Notes: "In 1879, Mr. Dunbar, represented his district in the State Legislature, being elected on the democratic ticket." (History of Houston County, 1882, p. 367)
Committees:
  • Insurance Companies
  • Public Accounts and Expenditures