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Past, John Comly "J.C."

House 1862 (District 5)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1817 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: J.C.
City of Residence (when first elected): Industriana
Occupation (when first elected): Lumberman

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Assistant Clerk); 1861 to 1861

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Margaret Kinsley Swain
Children: Had children: Marcus Aurelius, Edward Swain (sons); and other children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1858.

The St. Paul newspaper traditionally listed members who won the election with party affiliation (Democrat or Republican). In 1862 they only identified the Democrats, the assumption is that the rest were Republicans. Since he wasn't identified as a Democrat, the assumption is that he was a Republican. (St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862)

His middle name and family data were provided by the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

4th Legislative Session (1862)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 05
Elected: 10/8/1861
Residence: Industriana
Term of Office: 1/7/1862 to 1/5/1863
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Lumberman
Party: Republican Party Notes: The St. Paul newspaper traditionally listed members who won the election with party affiliation (Democrat or Republican). In 1862 they only identified the Democrats, the assumption is that the rest were Republicans. Since he wasn't identified as a Democrat, the assumption is that he was a Republican. (St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, January 7, 1862)
Committees:
  • Claims (Chair)
  • Printing
  • University and University Lands (Chair)
No other information has been entered for this legislator.