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McElhaney, Samuel C. "S.C."

House 1897-98 (District 15)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Winona

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1840
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Birth County: Crawford
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1908
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: S.C.
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Charles
Occupation (when first elected): Agricultural Implement Business/Farm Owner and Manager

EDUCATION

Pennsylvania Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: 1st Minnesota Infantry, Company K (3 months); Company B, Birges' Sharpshooters (Private); 66th Illinois Sharpshooters Volunteers (Captain, January 1865; wounded 3 times: Pittsburg Landing, Rome Cross Roads, and Atlanta); 04/1861 to 08/1865

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in April 1861.

He was wounded three times during the United States Civil War in the battles at Pittsburg Landing, Rome Cross Roads, and Atlanta.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

30th Legislative Session (1897-1898)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 15
Elected: 11/3/1896
Residence: Saint Charles
Term of Office: 1/5/1897 to 1/2/1899
Counties Represented: Winona
Occupation: Agricultural Implement Business/Farm Owner and Manager
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Military Affairs
  • Mines and Minerals
  • Soldiers Home
  • State Prison and Reformatory
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