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Whitney, George A.

Senate 1897-98 (District 53)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Wadena

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth:
Birth Place: Rindge, New Hampshire
Birth County: Cheshire
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1914
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Wadena
Occupation (when first elected): Real Estate

EDUCATION

Appleton Academy, New Hampshire; Secondary;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judge: New Hampshire (State Justice); 18?? to 18??
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Board of Equalization; 18?? to 18??
County Board/Commissioner: Cass County, Minnesota (Board of County Commissioners, Chair); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Minnesota (Village Council, President); 18?? to 18??
School Board/Administration: New Hampshire (Superintendent of Schools); 18?? to 18??
School Board/Administration: Cass County, Minnesota (County Superintendent of Schools); 18?? to 18??
Military: 6th New Hampshire Regiment, Voluntary Infantry (United States Civil War, severely wounded at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run); 1861 to 186?
State Legislator (Not Minnesota): New Hampshire House of Representatives; 1868 to 1869
State Legislator (Not Minnesota): New Hampshire Senate; 1875 to 1875
State Governor Staff: Minnesota Governor Andrew McGill's Office (Military Staff, Member); 1887 to 1889
State Governor Staff: Minnesota Governor William Merriam's Office (Military Staff, Member); 1889 to 1893
State Governor Staff: Minnesota Governor Knute Nelson's Office (Military Staff, Member); 1893 to 1895
State Governor Staff: Minnesota Governor David Clough's Office (Military Staff, Member); 1895 to 189?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1878.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

30th Legislative Session (1897-1898) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 53
Elected: 11/3/1896
Residence: Wadena
Term of Office: 1/5/1897 to 1/2/1899 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Wadena
Occupation: Real Estate
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Drainage
  • Education
  • Enrollment
  • Grain and Warehouse
  • Military Affairs (Chair)
  • Mines and Minerals
  • Towns and Counties
Session Notes: George Whitney was elected in a special election in District 53. He finished the Senate term for William Allen who resigned his seat.
No other information has been entered for this legislator.