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Ramsey County
Minnesota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Ramsey County

Index to Locations

  • Unknown location
  • Maplewood Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • Maplewood Union Cemetery
  • Roseville Roselawn Cemetery
  • St. Paul Unknown location
  • St. Paul Calvary Cemetery
  • St. Paul Elmhurst Cemetery
  • St. Paul Oakland Cemetery
  • St. Paul State Capitol Grounds


    Unknown Location
    Ramsey County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur McQuillan (1895-1954) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 29, 1895. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., November 5, 1954 (age 59 years, 221 days). Interment somewhere.


    Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Bruce Frank Vento (1940-2000) — also known as Bruce F. Vento — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 7, 1940. Democrat. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1971-76; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1977-2000; died in office 2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984, 1996, 2000. Catholic. German and Italian ancestry. Died, of mesothelioma (lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos), St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 10, 2000 (age 60 years, 3 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
      Bruce F. Vento Elementary School, in SAINT Paul, Minnesota, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
    Carl C. Van_Dyke Carl Chester Van Dyke (1881-1919) — also known as Carl C. Van Dyke — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minn., February 18, 1881. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; school teacher; railway mail clerk; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1915-19; died in office 1919. Episcopalian. Member, United Spanish War Veterans. Died in Washington, D.C., May 20, 1919 (age 38 years, 91 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Chester B. Van Dyke and Bertha (Solum) Van Dyke; married to Myrtle Lampman.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917


    Union Cemetery
    Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Albin E. Bjorklund Albin Edmund Bjorklund (1886-1937) — also known as Albin E. Bjorklund — Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 16, 1886. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 37, 1915-18. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., June 19, 1937 (age 50 years, 185 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anders Gustaf Bjorklund (1845-1913) and Albertina (Romwall) Bjorklund (1851-1939); married to Mabel C. Wahlberg (1891-1969).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917


    Roselawn Cemetery
    Larpenteur Avenue
    Roseville, Ramsey County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      George John Vavoulis (1911-1992) — also known as George J. Vavoulis — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born February 6, 1911. Republican. Florist; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1960-66. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Died in Ramsey County, Minn., July 4, 1992 (age 81 years, 149 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Beverly Mortitz (1918-2010).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Winn Powers (1861-1939) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Williams County, Ohio, April 26, 1861. Mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1914-16. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., April 8, 1939 (age 77 years, 347 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.
      Mike Holm (1876-1952) — of Roseau, Roseau County, Minn. Born in Ringvattnet, Alanas Socken Jamtland, Sweden, June 17, 1876. Republican. Probate judge in Minnesota, 1900; secretary of state of Minnesota, 1921-52; died in office 1952. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., July 6, 1952 (age 76 years, 19 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Virginia Holm (1902-?).
      James A. Larson (b. 1860) — of Walnut Grove, Redwood County, Minn. Born in Illinois, 1860. Republican. Farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1897-1902 (District 9 1897-98, District 19 1899-1902); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1916. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record


    Unknown Location
    St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Carl W. Cummins — of Minnesota. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1920. Interment somewhere.


    Calvary Cemetery
    Front Street
    St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Ignatius Donnelly (1831-1901) — of Nininger, Dakota County, Minn.; Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 3, 1831. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1860-63; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1863-69; defeated, 1868, 1870; member of Minnesota state senate, 1874-78, 1891-94 (20th District 1874-78, 24th District 1891-94); member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1887-88, 1897-98 (District 25 1887-88, District 24 1897-98); People's candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1892; People's candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1900. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., January 1, 1901 (age 69 years, 59 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 10, 1855, to Katharine McCaffrey (died 1894); married, February 22, 1898, to Marian Hanson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Minnesota Legislator record
      Pierce Butler (1866-1939) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Washington, D.C. Born in Northfield, Rice County, Minn., March 17, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Ramsey County Attorney, 1893-96; general counsel, Chicago & St. Paul Railroad, 1899-1905; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1916; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1922-39; died in office 1939. Catholic. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Washington, D.C., November 16, 1939 (age 73 years, 244 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick Butler and Mary A. Butler; married, August 25, 1891, to Annie M. Cronin.
      See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Thomas Starkey (1892-1968) — also known as Frank T. Starkey — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 18, 1892. Democrat. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 38, 1922-33; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1945-47; defeated (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., May 14, 1968 (age 76 years, 86 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Manahan (1866-1932) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born near Chatfield, Fillmore County, Minn., March 12, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Minnesota at-large, 1913-15. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., January 8, 1932 (age 65 years, 302 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Manahan and Catherine (McCarthy) Manahan; married 1893 to Mary Z. Kelly.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Mitsch (1825-1895) — of Ramsey County, Minn. Born in 1825. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 2, 1859-60. Died in 1895 (age about 70 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      William Q. Davern — of Ramsey County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 2, 1857-58. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      John E. Boland (1937-2015) — of Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., August 1, 1937. Democrat. School teacher; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1971-73 (District 50-A 1971-72, District 50-B 1973); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1976. Died September 2, 2015 (age 78 years, 32 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Raymond Boland and Mildred Boland; married to Marie Wolkerstorfer.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record


    Elmhurst Cemetery
    St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Oscar Edward Keller (1878-1927) — also known as Oscar E. Keller — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Helenville, Jefferson County, Wis., July 30, 1878. Republican. U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1919-27. Died November 21, 1927 (age 49 years, 114 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1911 to Alice Seebeck.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oakland Cemetery
    927 Jackson Street
    St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Ramsey (1815-1903) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born near Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., September 8, 1815. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1843-47; Governor of Minnesota Territory, 1849-53; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1855-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1856 (Convention Vice-President; member, Platform Committee); Governor of Minnesota, 1860-63; defeated, 1857; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1863-75; U.S. Secretary of War, 1879-81. Methodist or Presbyterian. Scottish and German ancestry. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., April 22, 1903 (age 87 years, 226 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Ramsey counties in Minn. and N.Dak. are named for him.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander Ramsey (built 1942, sank as artifical reef 1974) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Henry Sanborn (1845-1928) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Epsom, Merrimack County, N.H., October 19, 1845. School principal; lawyer; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 8th Circuit, 1892-1911; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1892-1928; died in office 1928. Member, Union League; Sons of the American Revolution. Died, in the Angus Hotel, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., May 10, 1928 (age 82 years, 204 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry F. Sanborn and Eunice (Davis) Sanborn; married, November 10, 1874, to Emily F. Bruce; nephew of John Benjamin Sanborn (1826-1904); first cousin of John Benjamin Sanborn, Jr..
      Political family: Sanborn family of St. Paul, Minnesota.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
      Samuel James Renwick McMillan (1826-1897) — also known as Samuel J. R. McMillan — of Stillwater, Washington County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Pennsylvania, 1826. Republican. District judge in Minnesota 1st District, 1850; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1864-74; chief justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1874-75; resigned 1875; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1875-87. Died in 1897 (age about 71 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Benjamin Sanborn, Jr. (1883-1964) — also known as John B. Sanborn, Jr. — of Otisville, Washington County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., November 9, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1913-16 (District 37 1913-14, District 42 1915-16); served in the U.S. Army during World War I; district judge in Minnesota, 1922-25; U.S. District Judge for Minnesota, 1925-32; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1932-59; took senior status 1959. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Loyal Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Chi Psi. Died, of a heart ailment, in a hospital at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 7, 1964 (age 80 years, 119 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Benjamin Sanborn (1826-1904) and Rachel (Rice) Sanborn; married, May 18, 1907, to Helen Clarke (died 1957); first cousin of Walter Henry Sanborn.
      Political family: Sanborn family of St. Paul, Minnesota.
      Cross-reference: Harry A. Blackmun
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Henry Stewart (1829-1884) — also known as Jacob H. Stewart — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Clermont, Columbia County, N.Y., January 15, 1829. Republican. Physician; Minnesota surgeon general, 1857-63; member of Minnesota state senate 2nd District, 1859-60; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1864-65, 1868-69, 1872-75; postmaster at St. Paul, Minn., 1865-70; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1877-79; Minnesota surveyor general, 1879-82. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., August 25, 1884 (age 55 years, 223 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William Rainey Marshall (1825-1896) — also known as William R. Marshall — of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wis.; St. Anthony, Hennepin County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born near Columbia, Boone County, Mo., October 17, 1825. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1848; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 5th District, 1849; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Minnesota, 1866-70; member of Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1874, 1876; appointed 1874, 1876. Swedenborgian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Succeeded in removing the word "white" (race) from the Minnesota state constitution. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 8, 1896 (age 70 years, 83 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Marshall counties in Minn. and S.Dak. are named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
      Horace Austin (1831-1905) — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Mound, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Canterbury, Windham County, Conn., October 15, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Minnesota 6th District, 1865-69; Governor of Minnesota, 1870-74; member of Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1887; appointed 1887. Died, in St. Barnabas Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., November 2, 1905 (age 74 years, 18 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Edmund Rice (1819-1889) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt., February 14, 1819. Democrat. Member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1851; president of several railroads; member of Minnesota state senate, 1864-65, 1873-74 (1st District 1864-65, 23rd District 1873-74); member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1867, 1872 (District 1 1867, District 24 1872); candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1879; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1881-83, 1885-87; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1887-89. Died in White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, Minn., July 11, 1889 (age 70 years, 147 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edmund Rice (1784-1829); brother of Henry Mower Rice (1816-1894); married, November 28, 1848, to Anna Maria Acker.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Arthur Emanuel Nelson (1892-1955) — also known as Arthur E. Nelson — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minn., May 10, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1922-26; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1936; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1942-43; defeated, 1928. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 11, 1955 (age 62 years, 336 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Hastings Sibley (1811-1891) — also known as Henry H. Sibley — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich.; Mendota, Dakota County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 20, 1811. Democrat. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1848-49; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Minnesota Territory, 1849-53; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 6th District, 1855; Governor of Minnesota, 1858-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 18, 1891 (age 79 years, 363 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of James Steele (1780?-?); son of Solomon Sibley.
      Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
      The city of Hastings, Minnesota, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Books about Henry Hastings Sibley: Rhoda R. Gilman, Henry Hastings Sibley: Divided Heart
      Andrew Robert Kiefer (1832-1904) — also known as Andrew R. Kiefer — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Marienborn, Germany, May 25, 1832. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 21, 1864; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1893-97; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1898-1900; defeated, 1890. German ancestry. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., May 1, 1904 (age 71 years, 342 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
      Willis Arnold Gorman (1816-1876) — also known as Willis A. Gorman — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born near Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Ky., January 12, 1816. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1841-44; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1849-53; Governor of Minnesota Territory, 1853-57; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention, 1857; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Catholic. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., May 20, 1876 (age 60 years, 129 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Gorman and Elizabeth Gorman.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Andrew Ryan McGill (1840-1905) — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Saegertown, Crawford County, Pa., February 19, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Governor of Minnesota, 1887-89; member of Minnesota state senate 37th District, 1899-1905; died in office 1905; postmaster at St. Paul, Minn., 1900-05; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1904. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 31, 1905 (age 65 years, 254 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
      Christopher Columbus Andrews (1829-1923) — also known as C. C. Andrews — of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, N.H., October 27, 1829. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 20th District, 1859-60; Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1868 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Minister to Sweden, 1869-77; U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, 1882-85; Minnesota Forestry Commissioner, 1895-1911. Died September 21, 1923 (age 93 years, 329 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Christopher Columbus
      Relatives: Son of Luther Andrews and Nabby (Beard) Andrews; married 1868 to Mary Baxter (died 1893).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Minnesota Legislator record
      Henry Mower Rice (1816-1894) — also known as Henry M. Rice — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt., November 29, 1816. Democrat. Fur trader; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Minnesota Territory, 1853-57; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1858-63; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1865. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., January 15, 1894 (age 77 years, 47 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edmund Rice (1784-1829); brother of Edmund Rice (1819-1889); married, March 28, 1849, to Matilda Whital.
      Rice County, Minn. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Lee (1822-1906) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Milford, Hunterdon County, N.J., April 14, 1822. Democrat. Mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1870-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1876; postmaster at St. Paul, Minn., 1887-92. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 21, 1906 (age 84 years, 190 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Frederick P. Wright (1854-1916) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., January 25, 1854. Republican. Newspaper work; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1892-94. Presbyterian. Died in Florida Keys, Monroe County, Fla., February 18, 1916 (age 62 years, 24 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      George Lorenzo Otis (1829-1882) — also known as George L. Otis — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Homer, Cortland County, N.Y., October 7, 1829. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 2, 1857-58; member of Minnesota state senate 21st District, 1866; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1867-68; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1869. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 29, 1882 (age 52 years, 173 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Otis (1798-1853) and Caroline Abigail (Curtiss) Otis; brother of Charles Eugene Otis; married 1858 to Mary Virginia (Mix) Morrison; first cousin once removed of Harris F. Otis (1816-1861); second cousin of John Grant Otis; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin once removed of John Otis; third cousin twice removed of Harrison Gray Otis.
      Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      John B. Brisbin (1827-1898) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Schuylerville, Saratoga County, N.Y., January 10, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; member Minnesota territorial council 2nd District, 1856-57; President of the Minnesota Territorial Council, 1856-57; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1857-58; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 21, 1863. French and Scottish ancestry. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 22, 1898 (age 71 years, 71 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      George Loomis Becker (1829-1904) — also known as George L. Becker — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Locke, Cayuga County, N.Y., February 4, 1829. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1856-57; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1857; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1859, 1894; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1860; member of Minnesota state senate 1st District, 1868-71; member of Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1885; appointed 1885. Dutch ancestry. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., January 6, 1904 (age 74 years, 336 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Becker County, Minn. is named for him.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      Norman Wolfred Kittson (1814-1888) — also known as Norman W. Kittson; "Commodore Kittson" — of Pembina, Pembina County, Minn. (now N.Dak.); St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Sorel, Lower Canada (now part of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec), March 5, 1814. Democrat. Fur trader; helped end the Hudson Bay Company's fur trading monopoly in 1849; member Minnesota territorial council 7th District, 1852-55; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1858-59; operated steamboats on the Red River from Minnesota north into Winnipeg in the 1870s; worked with James J. Hill to build the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway in 1879-81. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Died in the dining car of a train en route from Chicago to St. Paul, near Roberts, St. Croix County, Wis., May 10, 1888 (age 74 years, 66 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Kittson County, Minn. and Norman County, Minn. are named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
      Jefferson Parish Kidder (1815-1883) — also known as Jefferson P. Kidder — of Snowsville, Braintree, Orange County, Vt.; West Randolph, Randolph, Orange County, Vt.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Vermillion, Clay County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in Braintree, Orange County, Vt., June 4, 1815. Lawyer; delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1841; Orange County State's Attorney, 1843-47; member of Vermont state senate, 1847-48; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1853-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1856; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 1, 1861, 1863-64; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1865-75, 1879-83; died in office 1883; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1875-79. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 2, 1883 (age 68 years, 120 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lyman Kidder and Ruth (Nichols) Kidder (1776-1842); brother of Ira Kidder; married, February 26, 1838, to Mary Ann Stockwell (1818-1881); father of Silas Wright Kidder; uncle of Lyman Kidder Bass; granduncle of Lyman Metcalfe Bass; first cousin of Alvan Kidder; first cousin once removed of Daniel S. Kidder; second cousin of Francis Kidder; second cousin twice removed of Harley Walter Kidder; third cousin once removed of Isaiah Kidder, Ezra Kidder, David Kidder and Nathan Parker Kidder; fourth cousin of Charles Stetson, Luther Kidder, Arba Kidder, Joseph Souther Kidder, Pascal Paoli Kidder and Isaiah Stetson; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Blodgett (1793-1872), Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Orlando Burr Kidder, Adoniram Judson Kneeland and Isaiah Kidder Stetson.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Kidder County, N.Dak. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Charles Eugene Flandrau (1828-1903) — also known as Charles E. Flandrau — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 15, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; member Minnesota territorial council 10th District, 1856; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 10th District, 1857; justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1857-58; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1858-64; resigned 1864; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1867. Died September 9, 1903 (age 75 years, 56 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      Frederick Clement Stevens (1861-1923) — also known as Frederick C. Stevens — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 1, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1889-92 (District 26 1889-90, District 28 1891-92); U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1897-1915; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., July 1, 1923 (age 62 years, 181 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Thomas Averill (1825-1889) — also known as John T. Averill — of Wabasha County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Alna, Lincoln County, Maine, March 1, 1825. Republican. Member of Minnesota state senate 12th District, 1859-60; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Republican National Committee from Minnesota, 1868-80; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1871-75 (2nd District 1871-73, 3rd District 1873-75). Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 3, 1889 (age 64 years, 216 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Anna May Averill (who married Edwin Ames Jaggard) and Emma Clara Averill (who married William Henry Harrison Stowell (1840-1922)).
      Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
      Moses G. Sherburne (1808-1868) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Orono, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Mt. Vernon, Kennebec County, Maine, January 25, 1808. Justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1853-57. Died March 29, 1868 (age 60 years, 64 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Samuel Mayall (1816-1892) — of Gray, Cumberland County, Maine; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in North Gray, Gray, Cumberland County, Maine, June 21, 1816. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1845-47, 1848; member of Maine state senate, 1847-48; U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1853-55; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1871, 1873. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., September 17, 1892 (age 76 years, 88 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard W. Johnson (1827-1897) — also known as R. W. Johnson — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born near Smithland, Livingston County, Ky., February 7, 1827. Democrat. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1881. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., April 21, 1897 (age 70 years, 73 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of James Steele (1780?-?); half-brother of James Leeper Johnson.
      Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
      Robert Kennedy (1801-1889) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Virginia, 1801. Town president of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1851-52. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., June 21, 1889 (age about 87 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Rensselaer Russell Nelson (1826-1904) — also known as R. R. Nelson — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., May 12, 1826. Lawyer; justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1857-58. Died October 15, 1904 (age 78 years, 156 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Mark Delos Flower (1842-1907) — also known as Mark D. Flower — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, March 31, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Adjutant General of Minnesota, 1870-75; railroad claims agent; president and general manager, St. Paul Union Stockyards Co.; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 36, 1905-06; postmaster at St. Paul, Minn., 1905-07. Died February 3, 1907 (age 64 years, 309 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Marcus Tullius Cicero Flower (1814-1903) and Cybele (Brooks) Flower (1819-1898).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Gideon Sprague Ives (1846-1927) — also known as Gideon S. Ives; Gid S. Ives — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Dickinson, Franklin County, N.Y., January 19, 1846. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; mayor of St. Peter, Minn., 1885; member of Minnesota state senate 17th District, 1887-90; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1891-93. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic; Sons of the American Revolution; Odd Fellows. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 20, 1927 (age 81 years, 335 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Warren Ives and Elizabeth (Ladd) Ives; married to Mary Elizabeth Swift (1855-1926; daughter of Henry Adoniram Swift (1823-1869)).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      William Albert Bickel (1834-1900) — also known as William Bickel — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, July 13, 1834. Republican. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 2nd Minnesota District, 1879. German ancestry. Died March 13, 1900 (age 65 years, 243 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Eliza Ann Welch (1837-1908); father of William Frederick Bickel (1862-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Howard Morphy (1856-1934) — also known as Edward H. Morphy — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Brantford, Ontario, September 20, 1856. Lawyer; Vice-Consul for Great Britain in SAINT Paul, Minn., 1888-1902. Member, American Bar Association. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 9, 1934 (age 78 years, 80 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 20, 1886, to Edith Mary Morphy.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Frederick Bickel (1862-1933) — also known as William F. Bickel — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Huntington County, Ind., September 5, 1862. Republican. Contractor; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 27, 1889-90. German ancestry. Died in 1933 (age about 70 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Albert Bickel (1834-1900) and Eliza Ann (Welch) Bickel (1837-1908); married 1884 to Hazel Mae Cryer (1865-1934).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Cushman K. Davis Cushman Kellogg Davis (1838-1900) — also known as Cushman K. Davis — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y., June 16, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 1, 1867; U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1868-73; Governor of Minnesota, 1874-76; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1887-1900; died in office 1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1900. Helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish-American War, and gave Puerto Rico and the Philippines to the United States. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., November 27, 1900 (age 62 years, 164 days). Originally entombed at Oakland Cemetery; later interred in 1901 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
      Relatives: Son of Horatio Nelson Davis (1812-?).
      Cross-reference: Frank B. Kellogg
      Epitaph: "Soldier / Scholar / Statesman"
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Books about Cushman K. Davis: U.S. Congress, Memorial addresses on the life and character of Cushman Kellogg Davis
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)


    State Capitol Grounds
    St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      James Shields (1806-1879) — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill.; Rice County, Minn.; San Francisco, Calif.; Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo. Born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), May 10, 1806. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1836; member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1839-41; Illinois state auditor of public accounts, 1841-43; in 1842, when the Springfield paper published letters from "Aunt Becca" ridiculing him, Shields demanded to know who wrote them; Abraham Lincoln (then a Springfield lawyer) acknowledged responsibility, and Shields challenged him to a duel, which was averted only through the intervention of friends; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1843-45; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1849, 1849-55; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1858-59; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1868; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1874, 1879; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1879. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, June 1, 1879 (age 73 years, 22 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrollton, Mo.; statue at Courthouse Grounds, Carrollton, Mo.; statue at State Capitol Grounds.
      Relatives: Nephew of James Shields (1762-1831).
      The community of Shieldsville, Minnesota (which he founded), is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS James Shields (built 1943, scrapped 1971) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Albert Johnson (1861-1909) — also known as Albert Johnson — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn. Born in a log cabin, near St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn., July 28, 1861. Democrat. Candidate for Minnesota state house of representatives District 17, 1888; member of Minnesota state senate 20th District, 1899-1902; Governor of Minnesota, 1905-09; died in office 1909; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1908. Presbyterian. Swedish ancestry. Member, Elks; Woodmen. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., September 20, 1909 (age 48 years, 54 days). Interment at Greenhill Cemetery, St. Peter, Minn.; statue at State Capitol Grounds; statue at Nicollet County Courthouse Grounds, St. Peter, Minn.
      See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record


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