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Holmes, Elon G.

Senate 1889-90 (District 44)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Becker, Clay, Wilkin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1841
Birth Place: New York
Birth County: Madison
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Detroit
Occupation (when first elected): Banking

EDUCATION

Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/Commissioner: Becker County, Minnesota (County Commissioner, number of years); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Council/Aldermen: Detroit, Minnesota (Village Council, President); 18?? to 18??
Military: 26th New York Infantry, Company B (United States Civil War, Battles of Bull Run, Culpepper Court House, Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, and Others); 186? to 186?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

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

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1864 or 1865.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

26th Legislative Session (1889-1890) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 44
Elected: 11/6/1888
Residence: Detroit
Term of Office: 1/8/1889 to 1/5/1891 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Becker, Clay, Wilkin
Occupation: Banking
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Normal Schools
  • Railroads
  • State Public School (Chair)
  • Towns and Counties
Session Notes: He was elected in a special election to fill the spot held by Solomon Gilman Comstock who ran for the United States House of Representatives in the November 1888 election. It appears that Senator Comstock resigned before the end of his Senate term.
No other information has been entered for this legislator.