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Lawyer Politicians in Minnesota, A-C

Charles E. Adams Charles Edward Adams (1867-1936) — also known as Charles E. Adams; Charlie Adams — of Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 1, 1867. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 57th District, 1915-36; died in office 1936; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1929-31. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., October 6, 1936 (age 69 years, 5 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Emaline (Twitchell) Adams (1833-1922) and Isaac Milton Adams (1841-1916); married, May 14, 1902, to Grace Tennant (1874-1940).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Claude Henry Allen (1899-1974) — also known as Claude H. Allen — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born April 4, 1899. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 42, 1937-56; member of Minnesota state senate, 1959-66 (42nd District 1959-62, 43rd District 1963-66). Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., November 25, 1974 (age 75 years, 235 days). Interment at Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Anna M. Allen.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Susan Allen (b. 1963) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born March 27, 1963. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 2012-16 (District 61-B 2012, District 62-B 2013-16). Female. Episcopalian. American Indian ancestry. Lesbian. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
John T. Alley John Thompson Alley (1850-1927) — also known as John T. Alley — of Buffalo, Wright County, Minn. Born in West Virginia, January 1, 1850. Wright County Surveyor, 1875; lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 46, 1901-02; member of Minnesota state senate, 1903-06, 1915-18 (46th District 1903-06, 27th District 1915-18). Died in Buffalo, Wright County, Minn., May 29, 1927 (age 77 years, 148 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Albina Lewis.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Donald Douglas Alsop (b. 1927) — also known as Donald D. Alsop — of New Ulm, Brown County, Minn. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., August 28, 1927. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1968; U.S. District Judge for Minnesota, 1974-92; took senior status 1992. Still living as of 2000.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Eli B. Ames (1820-1897) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Colchester, Chittenden County, Vt., August 3, 1820. Lawyer; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1870-72. Died February 12, 1897 (age 76 years, 193 days). Burial location unknown.
  Michael E. Ames (1822-1861) — of Stillwater, Washington County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Vermont, 1822. Lawyer; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1851; Speaker of Minnesota Territory House of Representatives, 1851; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1857. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., 1861 (age about 39 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Frank Anderson (b. 1870) — of Day County, S.Dak. Born in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., October 18, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1919-21; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 5th District, 1921-25. Lutheran. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Iver Anderson and Kari (Ericksen) Anderson; married to Sophie Knudson.
Sydney Anderson Sydney Anderson (1881-1948) — of Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minn., September 18, 1881. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 1911-25; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1923; vice-president, General Mills, 1929. Presbyterian. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., October 8, 1948 (age 67 years, 20 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles B. Anderson and Anna Knudsen (Strand) Anderson; married, June 16, 1901, to Florence Belle Douglas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Victor Emanuel Anderson (b. 1883) — also known as Victor E. Anderson — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Wheaton, Traverse County, Minn., May 27, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Traverse County Attorney, 1909-13; U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1937-48. Lutheran. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ole Anderson and Mary Sophia (Johnson) Anderson; married, July 28, 1909, to Annie Marie Hass.
  Wendell Richard Anderson (1933-2016) — also known as Wendell R. Anderson — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Wayzata, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 1, 1933. Democrat. Member of the U.S. hockey team which won a silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics; lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 37, 1959-62; member of Minnesota state senate, 1963-70 (49th District 1963-66, 44th District 1967-70); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964; Governor of Minnesota, 1971-76; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1976-78; defeated (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), 1978. Protestant. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in a hospice at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., July 17, 2016 (age 83 years, 167 days). His body was donated to the University of Minnesota for medical research.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Minnesota Legislator record
  William A. Anderson (1873-1954) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Adams County, Wis., October 19, 1873. Lawyer; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1931-33; candidate for justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1934; municipal judge in Minnesota, 1936-43; district judge in Minnesota, 1944. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Modern Woodmen; Sons of Norway; Foresters. Died December 12, 1954 (age 81 years, 54 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Anderson and Cynthia E. (Harrison) Anderson; married, November 25, 1897, to Myra Blackmun.
  William Brown Anderson (1861-1940) — also known as William B. Anderson; "Tall Pine of Minnesota" — of Winona, Winona County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., August 4, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 2, 1901-02, 1905-06; candidate for justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1916; member of Minnesota state senate 33rd District, 1927-40; died in office 1940. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Sigma Chi; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Hennepin County, Minn., September 26, 1940 (age 79 years, 53 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Louise Man (1866-1930).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  James H. Andreasen (b. 1931) — of Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., May 16, 1931. Lawyer; district judge in Iowa, 1975; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1987-. Still living as of 1995.
  August Herman Andresen (1890-1958) — also known as August H. Andresen — of Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn. Born in Newark, Kendall County, Ill., October 11, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Goodhue County Republican Party, 1916-20; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1925-33, 1935-58 (3rd District 1925-33, 1st District 1935-58); defeated, 1932; died in office 1958. Lutheran. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 14, 1958 (age 67 years, 95 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Ole Andresen and Anna (Lunke) Andresen; married, August 12, 1914, to Julia Lien.
  Cross-reference: Joseph Simonson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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, St. Paul, Minn.
  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
  Margaret Andrews (1901-1990) — also known as Margaret Susanna Bringgold; Mrs. R. C. Andrews — of Lindstrom, Chisago County, Minn. Born in Pine Island, Goodhue County, Minn., April 28, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; librarian; secretary of Minnesota Republican Party, 1945-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952 (alternate). Female. Catholic. Member, American Legion Auxiliary. Died October 1, 1990 (age 89 years, 156 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Lindstrom, Minn.
  Relatives: Daughter of Jacob A. Bringgold, Jr. and Mary Alice (Finn) Bringgold; married, June 30, 1927, to Raymond Charles Andrews.
  Epitaph: "Wife - Mother"
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Mott Angell (1868-1927) — also known as Edward M. Angell — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Moreau, Saratoga County, N.Y., January 6, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 33rd District, 1915; Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1922-27; died in office 1927. Quaker. Died, probably from infection, six days after appendicitis surgery, in Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., November 25, 1927 (age 59 years, 323 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Penn Angell (1839-1913) and Francena (Mott) Angell (1843-1911); married, October 18, 1913, to Gertrude Abigail Sheldon.
  Albert Henry Angstman (1888-1964) — also known as Albert H. Angstman — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Farmington, Dakota County, Minn., March 23, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1929-35, 1937-43, 1945-50; candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died in Lewis and Clark County, Mont., February 29, 1964 (age 75 years, 343 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob H. Angstman and Emma (Trout) Angstman; married, September 16, 1919, to Mary Frances Chirgwin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roger Arnebergh (1909-2004) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., August 17, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1942-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952, 1964; Los Angeles City Attorney, 1953-73. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association. Died in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 25, 2004 (age 94 years, 161 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Targe Arnebergh and Amelia (Gragaard) Arnebergh; married, May 1, 1937, to Emilie K. Rogers.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Sheppard Arnold (1936-2004) — also known as Richard S. Arnold — of Texarkana, Miller County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex., March 26, 1936. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1966, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1968; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1969-70; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1978-80; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1978-80; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1980-2001; took senior status 2001. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from complications of lymphoma, in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., September 23, 2004 (age 68 years, 181 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Columbarium, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Lewis Arnold (1906-1988) and Janet (Sheppard) Arnold (1911-1955); brother of Morris Sheppard Arnold; step-grandson of Thomas Terry Connally; grandson of John Morris Sheppard (1875-1941); great-grandson of John Levi Sheppard; first cousin of Connie Mack III; first cousin once removed of Connie Mack IV.
  Political family: Sheppard-Arnold family of Texarkana, Texas.
  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, St. Paul, Minn.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Howard William Babcock (1917-1986) — also known as Howard W. Babcock — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Austin, Mower County, Minn., April 7, 1917. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1958-61. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Nu Phi; Optimist Club. Died August 26, 1986 (age 69 years, 141 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence S. Babcock and Irene Mildred (Orrin) Babcock; married, November 12, 1946, to Leontyna Najgrodzka.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Michele Marie Bachmann (b. 1956) — also known as Michele Bachmann; Michele Marie Amble — of Stillwater, Washington County, Minn. Born in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, April 6, 1956. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate, 2001-06 (56th District 2001-02, 52nd District 2003-06); U.S. Representative from Minnesota 6th District, 2007-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008, 2012; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 2012. Female. Lutheran; later Evangelical Christian. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Married to Marcus Bachmann.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons — Minnesota Legislator record
  Books by Michele Bachmann: Core of Conviction: My Story (2011)
  Selden E. Bacon (1861-1946) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Pleasantville, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., September 28, 1861. Lawyer; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Member, American Bar Association. Died, in Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, N.Y., June 25, 1946 (age 84 years, 270 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Leonard Woolsey Bacon and Susan (Bacon) Bacon; married, October 24, 1894, to Sarah Blair Fairchild (died 1902); married, July 25, 1903, to Josephine Dodge Daskam (1876-1961; author).
  Joseph Bahorski (b. 1882) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., March 10, 1882. Republican. Bakery business; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate, 1923-28 (2nd District 1923-26, 3rd District 1927-28); defeated in primary, 1928, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Civitan; Sigma Nu Phi. Burial location unknown.
John H. Baldwin John Harvey Baldwin (b. 1851) — also known as John H. Baldwin — of Jonesboro, Grant County, Ind.; St. Lawrence, Hand County, S.Dak.; Frazee, Becker County, Minn. Born near Jonesboro, Grant County, Ind., 1851. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 63rd District, 1915-22. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Frank D. Bangs (1878-1935) — of Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minn., June 19, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 45th District, 1935; died in office 1935. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Elks. Died December 23, 1935 (age 57 years, 187 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Walstein Bangs and Sara Della (Plowman) Bangs (1841-1926); half-brother of Tracy R. Bangs; married to Adella Garlick; father of George A. Bangs; second cousin thrice removed of Martin Keeler; third cousin once removed of John Clarence Keeler; third cousin twice removed of Stephen Hiram Keeler; fourth cousin once removed of Anson Foster Keeler (1887-1943).
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Tracy R. Bangs (1862-1936) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak. Born in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minn., April 29, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; attorney for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., Northern States Power Co., and Occidental Life Insurance Co.; Grand Forks County State's Attorney, 1892; U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, 1894-98. Episcopalian. Died February 22, 1936 (age 73 years, 299 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Walstein Bangs and Alena Baker (Stiles) Bangs; half-brother of Frank D. Bangs; married, June 15, 1887, to Jessie L. Caughell; uncle of George A. Bangs; second cousin thrice removed of Martin Keeler; third cousin once removed of John Clarence Keeler; third cousin twice removed of Stephen Hiram Keeler; fourth cousin once removed of Anson Foster Keeler (1887-1943).
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Barbaras (b. 1832) — of Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Born in France, September 14, 1832. Farmer; bank cashier; lawyer; mayor of Hastings, Minn., 1876-78. French ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Harriet Vandaworker.
  Dean M. Barkley (b. 1950) — of Minnesota. Born in Annandale, Wright County, Minn., August 31, 1950. Lawyer; president, Dayton's Furniture, Annandale, Minn.; founder and chair, Minnesota Reform Party (later Minnesota Independence Party); Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 6th District, 1992; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 2002-03; defeated, 1994 (Independence), 1996 (Reform), 2008 (Independence). Lutheran. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  George Washington Batchelder (1826-1910) — also known as George W. Batchelder — of Faribault, Rice County, Minn. Born in Vermont, February 18, 1826. Lawyer; merchant; member of Minnesota state senate, 1869-70, 1872-73 (8th District 1869-70, 18th District 1872-73); mayor of Faribault, Minn., 1880-81. English ancestry. Member, Sigma Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died January 9, 1910 (age 83 years, 325 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Faribault, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, July 12, 1858, to Kate E. Davis.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Erastus Newton Bates (1828-1898) — also known as Erastus N. Bates — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Centralia, Marion County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Plainfield, Hampshire County, Mass., February 29, 1828. Lawyer; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 11th District, 1857; member of Minnesota state senate 4th District, 1857-58; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1866-67; Illinois state treasurer, 1869-73. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., May 29, 1898 (age 70 years, 0 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: First cousin of Erastus N. Bates (1845-1917).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Walter Burges Beals (b. 1876) — also known as Walter B. Beals — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Olympia, Thurston County, Wash. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., July 21, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; superior court judge in Washington, 1926-28; justice of Washington state supreme court, 1928-36; appointed 1928. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Burrill Beals and Katharine (McMillan) Beals; married, July 14, 1904, to Othilla Gertrude Carroll.
  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, St. Paul, Minn.
  Becker County, Minn. is named for him.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Robert Cook Bell (1880-1964) — also known as Robert C. Bell — of Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo., November 1, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1924; candidate for Minnesota state attorney general, 1924; member of Minnesota state senate 63rd District, 1931-33; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota at-large, 1932; U.S. District Judge for Minnesota, 1933-61; took senior status 1961. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks. Died March 17, 1964 (age 83 years, 137 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John David Bell and Anne (Mercer) Bell; married, November 22, 1911, to Mamie Collins.
  See also federal judicial profile — Minnesota Legislator record
  Clifford L. Benedict (1862-1926) — of Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn. Born in Wisconsin, October 1, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; school principal; member of Minnesota state senate 11th District, 1899-1902; postmaster at Mankato, Minn., 1902-07. Died in 1926 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Clifford J. Benson (1906-1992) — also known as Cliff Benson — of Ortonville, Big Stone County, Minn. Born in Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minn., 1906. Lawyer; Big Stone County Attorney, 1934-54; member of Minnesota state senate, 1959-72 (48th District 1959-62, 24th District 1963-72). Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died November 18, 1992 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Elmer Austin Benson (1895-1985) — also known as Elmer A. Benson — of Appleton, Swift County, Minn. Born in Appleton, Swift County, Minn., September 22, 1895. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; banker; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1935-36; appointed 1935; defeated, 1940, 1942; Governor of Minnesota, 1937-39; defeated, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 13, 1985 (age 89 years, 172 days). Interment at Appleton Cemetery, Appleton, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Helga Benson and Dora (Jacobsen) Benson; married, October 14, 1922, to Frances Miller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Henry N. Benson Henry Nathaniel Benson (b. 1872) — also known as Henry N. Benson — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn. Born in Nicollet County, Minn., August 1, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate, 1911-22 (20th District 1911-14, 15th District 1915-22); probate judge in Minnesota, 1928; Minnesota state attorney general, 1929-33; appointed 1929. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Benson and Malena (Pehrson) Benson; married, September 27, 1904, to Lillian M. Marchant.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Alfred L. Bergerud (1899-1977) — also known as Alf Bergerud — of Edina, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Aastad town, Otter Tail County, Minn., February 2, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1941-42, 1945-58 (District 34 1941-42, District 30 1945-50, District 36 1951-58); member of Minnesota state senate, 1959-72 (36th District 1959-62, 33rd District 1963-66, 29th District 1967-72); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1960, 1964 (alternate). Member, American Bar Association. Died in 1977 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Arley R. Bjella (1916-2001) — of Williston, Williams County, N.Dak.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Williston, Williams County, N.Dak., November 16, 1916. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960. Lutheran. Member, Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Jaycees; Rotary; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died May 21, 2001 (age 84 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asle Bjella and Clara (Bagstad) Bjella; married 1948 to Beverly Heen.
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, Maplewood, Minn.
  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
  Harry Andrew Blackmun (1908-1999) — also known as Harry A. Blackmun; "Hip Pocket Harry"; "Minnesota Twin" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Nashville, Washington County, Ill., November 12, 1908. Lawyer; law clerk for U.S. Appeals Court Judge John B. Sanborn, 1932-33; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1959-70; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1970-94; took senior status 1994; actor in the 1997 movie Amistad, as Justice Joseph Story. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., March 4, 1999 (age 90 years, 112 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Corwin Manning Blackmun and Theo H. (Reuter) Blackmun; married, June 21, 1941, to Dorothy E. Clark.
  Cross-reference: Richard Blumenthal
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Arlington National Cemetery unofficial website
  Books about Harry Blackmun: Linda Greenhouse, Becoming Justice Blackmun : Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey
  Philemon Bliss (1813-1889) — Born in Canton, Hartford County, Conn., July 28, 1813. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Ohio, 1848-51; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1855-59; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1861-65; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1868-72; law professor. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., August 25, 1889 (age 76 years, 28 days). Interment at Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Asahel Bliss (1783-1846) and Lydia Adams (Griswold) Bliss (1790-1830); brother of Albert Asahel Bliss; married, November 16, 1843, to Martha W. Thorpe; third great-grandnephew of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin four times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; second cousin twice removed of Gaylord Griswold and Samuel Clesson Allen; second cousin thrice removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin once removed of Elisha Hunt Allen and Judson H. Warner; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, John Allen, Elisha Phelps, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Oliver Ellsworth, Daniel Chapin, Augustus Seymour Porter, Daniel Pitkin and Peter Buell Porter; fourth cousin of Edmund Holcomb, William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer, Chester William Chapin, John William Allen, Norman A. Phelps, James Samuel Wadsworth, George Smith Catlin, Henry Titus Backus, George Washington Wolcott, John Smith Phelps, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900).
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Wolcott-Griswold-Packwood-Brandegee family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mosher Joseph Blumenfeld (1904-1988) — of Connecticut. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 23, 1904. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Connecticut, 1961-77; took senior status 1977. Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., November 5, 1988 (age 84 years, 227 days). Burial location unknown.
H. H. Bonniwell Harlow H. Bonniwell (1860-1935) — also known as "Bonnie" — of Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minn. Born in Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wis., May 13, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; livestock raiser; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1912; member of Minnesota state senate 22nd District, 1915-35; died in office 1935. Died April 28, 1935 (age 74 years, 350 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson, Minn.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Wilbur Franklin Booth (1861-1944) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Seymour, New Haven County, Conn., August 22, 1861. Lawyer; district judge in Minnesota, 1909-14; U.S. District Judge for Minnesota, 1914-25; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1925-32; took senior status 1932. Died July 7, 1944 (age 82 years, 320 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Albert Booth and Louisa (Tristram) Booth.
  Rudolph Eli Boschwitz (b. 1930) — also known as Rudy Boschwitz — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Wayzata, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Berlin, Germany, November 7, 1930. Republican. Lawyer; founder and chairman of Plywood Minnesota (later Home Valu Interiors), a plywood and home improvement retailer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1972; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1979-91; defeated, 1990, 1996. Jewish. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Lloyd Wheaton Bowers (1859-1910) — also known as Lloyd W. Bowers — of Winona, Winona County, Minn. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., March 9, 1859. Lawyer; general counsel, Chicago & North Western Railway, 1893-1909; U.S. Solicitor General, 1909-10; died in office 1910. Member, Skull and Bones. Died, from a heart attack, while suffering from bronchitis, in the Touraine Hotel, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 9, 1910 (age 51 years, 184 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Dwight Bowers (born 1825) and Martha Wheaton (Dowd) Bowers (born 1834); married, September 7, 1887, to Louisa Bennett Wilson (died 1897; daughter of Thomas Wilson (1827-1910)); married 1906 to Charlotte Josephine (Lewis) Watson; father of Martha Wheaton Bowers (1889-1958; who married Robert Alphonso Taft).
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Norton Franklin Brand (1869-1947) — also known as Norton F. Brand — of Grandin, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Faribault, Rice County, Minn., May 5, 1869. Lawyer; pastor; U.S. Consul in Salina Cruz, 1917-18; Fernie, 1918-32. Died April 10, 1947 (age 77 years, 340 days). Interment at Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Myron H. Bright (1919-2016) — Born in Eveleth, St. Louis County, Minn., March 5, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1968-85; took senior status 1985. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., December 12, 2016 (age 97 years, 282 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  Hascal R. Brill (b. 1846) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Quebec, 1846. Lawyer; Ramsey County Probate Judge, 1873-75; Ramsey County Common Pleas Court Judge, 1875-82; district judge in Minnesota 2nd District, 1883-1917. Burial location unknown.
  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, St. Paul, Minn.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
Calvin L. Brown Calvin Luther Brown (1854-1923) — also known as Calvin L. Brown — of Morris, Stevens County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Goshen, Sullivan County, N.H., April 26, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; Stevens County Attorney, 1883-88; district judge in Minnesota 16th District, 1887-99; appointed 1887; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1899-1913; appointed 1899; chief justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1913-23; died in office 1923. Congregationalist. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., September 24, 1923 (age 69 years, 151 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Brown; married, September 1, 1879, to Annette Marlow.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
Philip E. Brown Philip E. Brown (1856-1915) — of Luverne, Rock County, Minn. Born in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wis., June 19, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Minnesota 13th District, 1891-1910; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1912-15; died in office 1915. Died February 6, 1915 (age 58 years, 232 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George O. Brown and Sarah (Robson) Brown; married, October 8, 1882, to Ella Ford.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Daniel Buck (1837-1905) — of Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn. Born in Boonville, Oneida County, N.Y., May 15, 1837. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 17, 1866; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee); member of Minnesota state senate 14th District, 1879-82; Blue Earth County Prosecuting Attorney; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1893-99; resigned 1899. Died in 1905 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Charles Henry Budd (b. 1848) — of Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minn. Born in Niagara County, N.Y., March 21, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; banker; Chippewa County Probate Judge, 1872-73; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1896. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Spickerman Budd and Mary (Penoyer) Budd; married 1877 to Carrie Eastman (died 1881); married 1889 to Nellie C. Moyer.
  Charles J. Buell (1865-1938) — of Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born in Lake City, Wabasha County, Minn., November 1, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1892; Pennington County State's Attorney, 1903-06; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 45th District, 1919-24; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died July 23, 1938 (age 72 years, 264 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 5, 1891, to Maud Mitchell.
  Gerhard J. Bundlie (1889-1966) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn., October 26, 1889. Lawyer; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1930-32. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 8, 1966 (age 76 years, 105 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Ole G. Bundlie and Gertrude (Brusegard) Bundlie; married, June 25, 1921, to Alice J. Davis.
George L. Bunn George Lincoln Bunn (b. 1865) — also known as George L. Bunn — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Sparta, Monroe County, Wis., June 25, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Minnesota 2nd District, 1897-1911; appointed 1897; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1911-17; appointed 1911. Member, Chi Psi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Romanzo Bunn and Sarah (Purdy) Bunn; married, August 19, 1890, to Ella Spaulding (died 1891); married, April 2, 1908, to Fannie Losey.
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Quentin Northrop Burdick (1908-1992) — also known as Quentin N. Burdick; "King of Pork" — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Munich, Cavalier County, N.Dak., June 19, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota, 1942; candidate for Governor of North Dakota, 1946; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1959-60; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1960-92; defeated, 1956; died in office 1992. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died, from heart disease, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., September 8, 1992 (age 84 years, 81 days). Interment at Bohemian Cemetery, Silver Lake, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Usher Lloyd Burdick and Emma Robertson Burdick; brother of Eileen Burdick (who married Robert Woodrow Levering (1914-1989)); married, March 18, 1933, to Marietta Janecky (1912-1958); married 1960 to Jocelyn Birch Peterson.
  Political family: Burdick family of Fargo, North Dakota.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Warren Earl Burger (1907-1995) — also known as Warren E. Burger — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., September 17, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1956-69; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1969-86; took senior status 1986. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Federal Bar Association. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Alexandria, Va., June 25, 1995 (age 87 years, 281 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Joseph Burger and Katharine (Schnittger) Burger; married, November 8, 1933, to Elvera Stromberg.
  Cross-reference: J. Michael Luttig
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Arlington National Cemetery unofficial website
  James Montgomery Burlingame (1836-1915) — also known as James M. Burlingame — of Owatonna, Steele County, Minn.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Connecticut, March 29, 1836. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 12, 1885-86. Died in Napa, Napa County, Calif., June 4, 1915 (age 79 years, 67 days). Interment at Old Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Montgomery Burlingame (1800-1875) and Nancy (Brown) Burlingame (1803-1880); married, October 2, 1866, to Mary Louise Grant (1846-1929); father of James Montgomery Burlingame Jr. (1868-1938); third cousin once removed of Alvah Waterman Burlingame Jr.; fourth cousin of Joel Burlingame; fourth cousin once removed of Anson Burlingame and Ossian Ray.
  Political family: Burlingame family of Vermont (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
J. A. A. Burnquist Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist (1879-1961) — also known as J. A. A. Burnquist — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Dayton, Webster County, Iowa, July 21, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 33, 1909-12; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1913-15; Governor of Minnesota, 1915-21; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1923; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota at-large, 1932; Minnesota state attorney general, 1939-55. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Order of the Coif; American Bar Association. Died January 12, 1961 (age 81 years, 175 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Burnquist and A. Louise (Johnson) Burnquist; married, January 1, 1906, to Mary Louise Cross.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  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, St. Paul, Minn.
  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
  Thomas Robert Byrne (1923-2009) — also known as Thomas R. Byrne — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 9, 1923. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1966-70. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died April 5, 2009 (age 86 years, 27 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
J. G. Callahan Jeremiah G. Callahan (born c.1886) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Iowa, about 1886. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 28th District, 1915-22. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Johnston B. Campbell (b. 1868) — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Moorhead, Clay County, Minn.; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Stillwater, Washington County, Minn., August 5, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1921-30. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Campbell and Lucinda (Fee) Campbell; married, September 13, 1893, to Martha Shearer.
  Thomas Canty (b. 1854) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in London, England, April 25, 1854. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1894-99. Burial location unknown.
James A. Carley James A. Carley (b. 1869) — of Plainview, Wabasha County, Minn. Born in Oronoco, Olmsted County, Minn., June 17, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Wabasha County Attorney, 1897-1901, 1905-09; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 3, 1909-10; member of Minnesota state senate 3rd District, 1915-30, 1935-52; defeated, 1910, 1930; candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1923; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Fred Warner Carpenter (1873-1957) — of San Anselmo, Marin County, Calif. Born in Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minn., December 12, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; private secretary to William H. Taft, when he was Governor of the Philippine Islands, Secretary of War, and President of the United States; U.S. Minister to Morocco, 1910-12; Siam, 1912-13. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Chi. Died in 1957 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ira M. Carpenter and Eva A. (Wright) Carpenter.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Joseph A. Chadderdon (1845-1902) — of Jordan, Scott County, Minn. Born in New York, 1845. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 21, 1872-73, 1875. Died in 1902 (age about 57 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Andrew Gould Chatfield (1810-1875) — also known as Andrew G. Chatfield — of Addison, Steuben County, N.Y.; Racine, Racine County, Wis.; Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn. Born in Butternuts, Otsego County, N.Y., January 27, 1810. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County, 1839-41, 1846; justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1853-57. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn., October 3, 1875 (age 65 years, 249 days). Interment at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Enos Chatfield (1782-1858) and Hannah (Starr) Chatfield (1782-1857); married, June 27, 1836, to Eunice Electa Clark Beeman (1817-1901); sixth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; first cousin thrice removed of Almon Ferdinand Rockwell; second cousin of Philo Fairchild Barnum and Phineas Taylor Barnum; third cousin once removed of Charles Robert Sherman and Truman Hotchkiss; fourth cousin of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman and Glover Wheeler Cable; fourth cousin once removed of Asahel Otis and Nathan Summers Beardslee (1848-1915).
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The city of Chatfield, in Fillmore and Olmsted counties, Minnesota, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Sherman W. Child Sherman Walker Child (b. 1887) — also known as Sherman W. Child — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., 1887. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 30, 1917-18, 1921-22; member of Minnesota state senate 30th District, 1923-34. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Charles Andrew Christopherson (1871-1951) — also known as Charles A. Christopherson — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Amherst, Fillmore County, Minn., July 23, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1913-16; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1915-16; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1919-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1944. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., November 2, 1951 (age 80 years, 102 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Knudt Christopherson and Julia (Nelson) Christopherson; married, November 30, 1897, to Abbie M. Deyoe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Clague (1865-1952) — of Redwood Falls, Redwood County, Minn. Born in Warrensville (now Warrensville Heights), Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 13, 1865. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Redwood County Prosecuting Attorney, 1895-1902; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 19, 1903-06; Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1905; member of Minnesota state senate 19th District, 1907-14; district judge in Minnesota 9th District, 1918-20; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1921-33. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Redwood Falls, Redwood County, Minn., March 25, 1952 (age 86 years, 256 days). Interment at Redwood Falls Cemetery, Redwood Falls, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Clague and Catherine (Brew) Clague; married, April 25, 1895, to Stella Porter.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
  Moses Edwin Clapp (1851-1929) — also known as Moses E. Clapp — of Hudson, St. Croix County, Wis.; Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Delphi, Carroll County, Ind., May 21, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; St. Croix County Attorney, 1878-80; Minnesota state attorney general, 1887-93; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1901-17; defeated in primary, 1916; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1904, 1912. Died near Accotink, Fairfax County, Va., March 6, 1929 (age 77 years, 289 days). Interment at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Harvey Spaulding Clapp and Abbie Jane (Vandercook) Clapp; married, December 30, 1874, to Hattie Allen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sherwood Alonzo Clock (1879-1952) — also known as Sherwood A. Clock — of Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa. Born in Geneva, Franklin County, Iowa, August 2, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1920. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., November 29, 1952 (age 73 years, 119 days). Interment at Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Hezekiah Cole Clock (1839-1919) and Emily Amanda (Roberts) Clock (1839-1900); married, October 3, 1902, to Fannie Agnes Nobles; cousin of Ralph H. Clock (1878-1944).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Norman Bertram Coleman Jr. (b. 1949) — also known as Norm Coleman — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 17, 1949. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1994-2002; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1998; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 2003-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008. Jewish. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Norman Bertram Coleman, Sr. and Beverly Coleman; married 1981 to Laurie Casserly.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
Louis L. Collins Louis L. Collins (b. 1882) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., October 6, 1882. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1921-25; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Library of Congress
  William B. Colver (1870-1926) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Washington, D.C. Born in Wellington, Lorain County, Ohio, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; editorial director, Scripps-Howard newspapers; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1917-20; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1918-19. Died in Washington, D.C., May 28, 1926 (age about 55 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Pauline Simmons (c.1874-1964).
Albert J. Connors Albert James Connors (b. 1891) — also known as Albert J. Connors — of Barron, Barron County, Wis. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., September 13, 1891. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Barron County District Attorney, 1929; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932; member of Wisconsin state senate 29th District, 1939-42. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Connors and Mary Connors.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Hollis Gay Connors (1912-1993) — also known as Hollis Connors — of Townsend, Broadwater County, Mont. Born in Ceylon, Martin County, Minn., February 21, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for justice of Montana state supreme court, 1962; Montana state treasurer, 1973-77. Female. Died in Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Ore., December 15, 1993 (age 81 years, 297 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Willard L. Converse (b. 1870) — of Howard County, Iowa; South St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Winneshiek County, Iowa, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Howard County Attorney; district judge in Minnesota 1st District, 1914-17. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1896 to Eva M. Klickner.
  David Cooper (1820-1875) — of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Austin, Lander County, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Frederick County, Md., July 2, 1820. Lawyer; justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1849-53. Died in 1875 (age about 54 years). Burial location unknown.
  Francis Russell Edward Cornell (1821-1881) — also known as Francis R. E. Cornell — of Addison, Steuben County, N.Y.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Coventry, Chenango County, N.Y., November 17, 1821. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 26th District, 1852-53; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 5, 1861-62, 1865; Minnesota state attorney general, 1868-74; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1875-81; died in office 1881. Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., May 23, 1881 (age 59 years, 187 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Cornell (1793-1849) and Louisa (Miles) Cornell (1795-1834); married to Eliza Ophelia Burgess (1824-1906); first cousin four times removed of Ezekiel Cornell; third cousin twice removed of Ezra Cornell; fourth cousin of Gerothman W. Cornell; fourth cousin once removed of Alonzo Barton Cornell and Thurber Cornell (1885-1954).
  Political family: Cornell family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Charles Christopher Cox (b. 1952) — also known as Christopher Cox — of Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 16, 1952. Republican. Lawyer; law clerk to Judge Herbert Y. C. Choy, 1977-79; senior associate counsel to Pres. Ronald Reagan, 1986-88; U.S. Representative from California, 1989-2005 (40th District 1989-93, 47th District 1993-2003, 48th District 2003-05); resigned 2005; chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2005-. Catholic. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Eugene St. Julien Cox (c.1835-1898) — also known as E. St. Julien Cox — of St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn. Born in Switzerland, about 1835. Lawyer; mayor of St. Peter, Minn., 1865-67; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 34, 1873; member of Minnesota state senate 34th District, 1874-75; district judge in Minnesota 9th District, 1877-82. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 2, 1898 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Lillien Cox Gault (born c.1881).
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Francis Marion Crosby (b. 1830) — also known as F. M. Crosby — of Wilmington, Windham County, Vt.; Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Wilmington, Windham County, Vt., November 18, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1855-56; probate judge in Minnesota, 1860-61; district judge in Minnesota 1st District, 1872-81. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Francis Marion
  Relatives: Son of Eliel Crosby and Grateful (Allen) Crosby; married 1866 to Helen Mar Sprague (died 1869); married 1872 to Helen M. Bates.
  Amasa Scott Crossfield (born c.1855) — also known as Amasa S. Crossfield — of Browns Valley, Traverse County, Minn.; Manila, Philippines. Born in Canada, about 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 42, 1889-90; delegate to Republican National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1908, 1916, 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; member, Resolutions Committee). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  William Edgar Culkin (1860-1949) — also known as William E. Culkin — of Buffalo, Wright County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., October 15, 1860. Lawyer; Wright County Attorney, 1887; member of Minnesota state senate 38th District, 1895-98. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., June 25, 1949 (age 88 years, 253 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Culkin (1832-1921) and Bridget (Dugan) Culkin (1839-1897); brother of Francis Dugan Culkin (1874-1943); married, July 8, 1886, to Hannah Alice Young (1862-1944); father of Margaret Culkin Banning.
  Political family: Culkin family of Oswego, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Paul Harvey Cunningham (1890-1961) — also known as Paul Cunningham — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Indiana County, Pa., June 15, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1933-36; U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1941-59 (6th District 1941-43, 5th District 1943-59); defeated, 1958. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Moose. Died in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minn., July 16, 1961 (age 71 years, 31 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Harvey Cunningham and Sarah Jane (McQuaide) Cunningham; married 1918 to Harriett French Plummer; married, December 26, 1926, to Gail Fry; father of Edward Plummer Cunningham (U.S. Marine; killed in action in Saipan, 1944).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Fred A. Curtis (1899-1972) — of South St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Stillwater Township, Washington County, Minn., July 4, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school principal; lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 20, 1933-34; candidate for Minnesota state senate 20th District, 1934; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1940. Died April 11, 1972 (age 72 years, 282 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, Bayport, Minn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
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