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Halgren, Charles G. "C.G."

House 1881-82 (District 33); House 1883-84 (District 32); House 1889-90 (District 32)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Carver

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 2/2/1840
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country: Sweden
Date of Death: 5/15/1910
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: C.G.
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Holgren
City of Residence (when first elected): Watertown
Occupation (when first elected): Pharmacist, Drug Store Owner/Former Miner/Former Printer

EDUCATION

Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: 9th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company B (United States Civil War, Fort Snelling, Private); 08/1862 to 08/24/1865
Postmaster: Watertown, Minnesota; 1877 to 1885

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Lovina Belle Cunningham (married on June 14, 1869)
Children: Four children: Harry A., Guy E., and Arthur C. (sons); Lottie Elizabeth (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to the United States in 1854, with his parents. He lived in Fullerton, Illinois. He moved to Watertown, Carver County, Minnesota in the summer of 1857 or 1858. He worked in silver mining in Clancy, Montana for three years, and in Ketcham, Idaho for a year. Afterwards he returned to Watertown, Minnesota.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate.

He was a Freemason and a charter member of Watertown Lodge No. 50. He served as its Worshipful Master and Secretary.

Spouse's name, and death date provided by his great great granddaughter.

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

26th Legislative Session (1889-1890)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 32
Elected: 11/6/1888
Residence: Watertown
Term of Office: 1/8/1889 to 1/5/1891
Counties Represented: Carver
Occupation: Druggist/Former Printer
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Commerce (Chair)
  • Insurance
  • Public Accounts and Expenditures
  • Reapportionment Special
  • State Prison

23rd Legislative Session (1883-1884)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 32
Elected: 11/7/1882
Residence: Watertown
Term of Office: 1/2/1883 to 1/5/1885
Counties Represented: Carver
Occupation: Druggist
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Insurance (Chair)
  • Public Accounts and Expenditures

22nd Legislative Session (1881-1882)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 33
Elected: 11/2/1880
Residence: Watertown
Term of Office: 1/4/1881 to 1/1/1883
Counties Represented: Carver
Occupation: Pharmacist, Drug Store Owner/Former Miner/Former Printer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Insurance Companies
Photographs
Family Photo Provided by his great great granddaughter

Articles & Books About
"Charles G. Halgren." Compendium of History and Biography of Carver and Hennepin Counties, Minnesota. Chicago: Henry Taylor and Company, 1915, p. 289. - Edited by Maj. R.J. Holcombe and William H. Bingham