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Morrison, Allan "Allen"

Territorial House 1849 (District 6)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Benton, Mahkahto (defunct), Pembina (defunct), Wahnahta (defunct)

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/3/1803
Birth Place: Terrebonne, Montreal
Birth County:
Birth Country: Canada
Date of Death: 11/21/1877 (uncertain)
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Allen
City of Residence (when first elected): Crow Wing
Occupation (when first elected): FurTrader/Indian Trade

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Charlotte Charbouillier (she was part Chippewa Indian)
Children: Eleven children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing and Minnesota Place Names list his death year as 1877. Minnesota in Three Centuries lists 1878. Minnesota Place Names lists his death date as November 21. Minnesota in Three Centuries lists November 28

Toensing, Minnesota in Three Centuries, and the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 list his first name as Allan. History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, 1900 lists Allen.

The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, 1900 lists his birth state as Pennsylvania.

He came to northeastern Minnesota in 1821.

His party affiliation was taken from The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873. In there it states that on October 20, 1849 the first Minnesota Democratic Party convention was held. He was listed as one of the Vice-Presidents.

He died and was buried on the White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota.

Morrison County, Minnesota was named after him.

Total Days Served: 474

SESSIONS SERVED

1st Territorial Legislative Session (1849)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 06
Elected: 9/8/1849
Residence: Crow Wing
Term of Office: 9/14/1849 to 12/31/1850 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Benton, Mahkahto (defunct), Pembina (defunct), Wahnahta (defunct)
Occupation: FurTrader/Indian Trade
Party: Democratic Party Notes: His party affiliation was taken from The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873. In there it states that on October 20, 1849 the first Minnesota Democratic Party convention was held. He was listed as one of the Vice-Presidents.
Committees:
Session Notes: In the 1849 election, "Councilor William R. Sturges, of the Sixth District, was elected by his constitutents to both the Council and the House, and his election was so certified and proclaimed by the Governor. He resigned the office of Representative and at a special election Allan Morrison was chosen in his stead." (Holcombe. Minnesota in Three Centuries, Volume 2, p. 438)