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Mantor, Frank

Republican Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 4)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served: 


Date of Birth: 12/31/1830
Birth Place: New York
Birth County: Albany
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Mantorville
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant


Kingsville Academy, Ohio; Secondary; 2 terms
Albion Academy, Ohio; Secondary; 2 terms
Grand River Institute, Austinburg, Ohio; Secondary; 1 term


Territorial Republican Constitutional Convention: 4th Council District, Minnesota Territory; 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857


Spouse: Sarah M. Foster
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Peter Mantor  - Brother


"In November, 1855, in company with his brothers, he . . . made claim to a tract of land and settled the town of Mantorville, county seat of Dodge county. Here he built the first saw-mill and the first grist-mill on the Zambro River. In the winter of 1856 Mr. Mantor visited Washington, and secured the establishment of a large number of postoffices and post roads in the territory; he also aided in securing the passage of a bill for the relief of settlers in the territory; during the same time he was largely engaged in mercantile business. In 1857 he was elected delegate to the Constitutional convention, which met to prepare for the admission of the territory into the Union. At the first Republican State convention, receiving the unanimous nomination for State Treasurer, he jumped the State, but, with the entire ticket, was defeated." (Obituary, Hon. Frank Mantor, The Linesville Herald, date unknown.)

Mr. Mantor retruned to Conneautville in 1860 and was involved in the political and commercial life of Pennsylvania until his death. (Obituary, Hon. Frank Mantor, The Linesville Herald, date unknown.)

"[The name of Mantorville] was adopted in honor of three brothers, Peter, Riley, and Frank Mantor who came here in 1853 and 1854 from Linesville, Crawford County, Pa." (Minnesota Place Names, MHS, 2001)