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Miner, Harlan Jerome "H.J."

House 1915-18 (District 62)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Koochiching

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/29/1869
Birth Place: Albion, Michigan
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1940
Gender: Male
Religion: Congregational
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: H.J.
City of Residence (when first elected): International Falls
Occupation (when first elected): Former Editor and Manager, The International Falls Press and Border Budget Newspapers/Real Estate and Timber Lands/Founder; The Wells County Index Newspaper, Sykeston, North Dakota/Printer's Trade

EDUCATION

Albion Common Schools, Michigan; At Least Elementary School;
Jamestown College, North Dakota; Attended College; One Year

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Legislator (Not Minnesota): North Dakota House of Representatives; 1899 to 1???
State Legislator (Not Minnesota): North Dakota Senate; 1901 to 190?
Municipal Council/Aldermen: International Falls, Minnesota (3rd Ward, City Council Alderman); 1913 to 1914
Postmaster: International Falls, Minnesota (12 years); 1922 to 1935

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Althea M. Varnum (married on August 19, 1890)
Children: Five children: Leslie (she died in 1908, before her father served), Edith Winifred, Esther W., and Mabel (daughters); Loren Willard (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Jamestown, North Dakota in 1886 with his parents. He established the Wells County Index in Sykeston, North Dakota. He moved to International Falls, Minnesota in August 1903 or 1904.

"For eight years he was chairman of the Republican County Committee." (Minnesota: the Land of Sky-Tinted Waters: a History of the State and its People., 1935)

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, the Scottish Rite bodies, and Aad Temple of the Mystic Shrine in Duluth, Minnesota.

He helped found the Koochiching County Historical Society and the Old Settlers Association.

Religion provided by Minnesota: the Land of Sky-Tinted Waters: a History of the State and its People., 1935.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 62
Elected: 11/7/1916
Residence: International Falls
Term of Office: 1/2/1917 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: Koochiching
Occupation: Interested in The International Falls Press and Border Budget/Interested in Real Estate and Timber Lands
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "For eight years he was chairman of the Republican County Committee." (Minnesota: the Land of Sky-Tinted Waters: a History of the State and its People., 1935)
Committees:
  • Agricultural Schools
  • Appropriations
  • Compensation of Public Officials
  • Drainage
  • Forestry
  • Reapportionment

39th Legislative Session (1915-1916)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 62
Elected: 11/3/1914
Residence: International Falls
Term of Office: 1/5/1915 to 1/1/1917
Counties Represented: Koochiching
Occupation: Former Editor and Manager, The International Falls Press and Border Budget Newspapers/Real Estate and Timber Lands/Founder; The Wells County Index Newspaper, Sykeston, North Dakota/Printer's Trade
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: "For eight years he was chairman of the Republican County Committee." (Minnesota: the Land of Sky-Tinted Waters: a History of the State and its People., 1935)
Committees:
  • Drainage
  • General Legislation
  • Reapportionment (Chair)
  • Roads and Bridges
  • Rules and Joint Rules
  • State Normal Schools
  • Towns and Counties
  • Transportation
Articles & Books About
Christianson, Theodore. "Harlan Jerome Miner." Minnesota: the Land of Sky-Tinted Waters: a History of the State and its People, Chicago: American Historical Society, 1935, p. 546-547.