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Lynd, James W.

Senate 1861 (District 19)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Brown, Davis (defunct), Nicollet, Pierce (defunct), Renville, Sibley, Watonwan

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/25/1830
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 8/18/1862
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Linde,Lynde
City of Residence (when first elected): Henderson
Occupation (when first elected): Editor

EDUCATION

Kentucky Schools; At Least Elementary School; English Education

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his last name as Lynd. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1861 lists both Lynd and Linde. Minnesota in Three Centuries lists Lynde.

He moved to Covington, Kentucky, with his parents. He came to Minnesota in 1853 or 1854.

"He came to Minnesota in 1853 and engaged in the fur trade, also edited the Henderson Democrat, published at Henderson. In 1860 he identified himself with the Republican party." (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Volume 3, 1908, p. 94)

He was killed at Redwood Agency, Minnesota, the first victim there, during the Sioux Indian Outbreak of 1862.

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

3rd Legislative Session (1861)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 19
Elected: 11/6/1860
Residence: Henderson
Term of Office: 1/8/1861 to 1/6/1862
Counties Represented: Brown, Davis (defunct), Nicollet, Pierce (defunct), Renville, Sibley, Watonwan
Occupation: Editor
Party: Republican Party Notes: "He came to Minnesota in 1853 and engaged in the fur trade, also edited the Henderson Democrat, published at Henderson. In 1860 he identified himself with the Republican party." (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Volume 3, 1908, p. 94)
Committees:
  • Harbors
  • Indian Affairs (Chair)
  • Printing
  • Schools and School Lands
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