Minnesota Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 4 of 449 people who took part.

Members (4):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Cyrus Aldrich Visualize (June 18, 1808 — October 5, 1871) Cyrus Aldrich, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Smithfield, R.I., June 18, 1808; attended the common schools; followed the occupations of sailor, boatman, farmer, contractor on public works, and mail contractor; moved to Illinois and settled in Alton in 1837; member of the State house of representatives 1845-1847; register of deeds of Jo Daviess County 1847-1849; receiver of the United States land office at Dixon, Ill., 1849-1853; moved to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1855 and engaged in the lumber business; member of the State constitutional convention in 1857; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1863 to the United States Senate; member of the State house of representatives in 1865; elected chairman of the board of supervisors of the town of Minneapolis in 1865; appointed by President Lincoln in 1863 one of the commissioners to examine claims for indemnity of those who had suffered from the Sioux War of 1862; postmaster of Minneapolis, Minn., from September 11, 1867, until April 15, 1871, when a successor was appointed; died in Minneapolis, Minn., October 5, 1871; interment in Lakewood Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/A000081] Minnesota Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry M. Rice Visualize (November 29, 1816 — January 15, 1894) Henry Mower Rice, (brother of Edmund Rice), a Delegate and a Senator from Minnesota; born in Waitsfield, Vt., November 29, 1816; attended common schools and academies in Detroit and Kalamazoo, Mich.; resided in the Territories of Iowa and Wisconsin; moved to the Territory of Minnesota in 1839; post sutler for the United States Army at Fort Atkinson, Iowa; engaged in the fur business; negotiated a treaty with the Winnebago and Chippewa Indians in 1847; settled in St. Paul in 1848; through his personal influence secured the consent of the objecting Sioux Indians to confirmation of the treaty of 1851 whereby all of Minnesota west of the Mississippi River and south of Ojibway County was opened to white settlers; elected as a Democratic Delegate to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; upon the admission of Minnesota as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from May 11, 1858, to March 3, 1863; was not a candidate for reelection in 1862; member of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota 1851-1859; unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of Minnesota in 1865; president of the State historical society; president of the board of public works; treasurer of Ramsey County 1878-1884; United States commissioner in making several Indian treaties 1887-1888; died while on a visit in San Antonio, Tex., January 15, 1894; interment in Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000198] Minnesota Delegation (This negotiation)
Morton S. Wilkinson Visualize (22 January, 1819 -- 4 February, 1894) Wilkinson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Onondaga County, N.Y., Wilkinson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. After moving to Minnesota in 1843, Wilkinson was elected to the first legislature of Minnesota Territory in 1849 and was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving from March 4th, 1859 to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Minnesota Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Minnesota Delegation (This negotiation)
William Windom Visualize (10 May, 1827 -- 29 January, 1891) Windom was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Belmont County, Ohio, Windom studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. Windom was appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3rd, 1871, caused by the death of Daniel S. Norton, and served from July 15th, 1870 to January 22nd, 1871. Windom was later elected to the United States Senate in 1871, reelected in 1877, and served from March 4th, 1871, to March 7th, 1881. After resigning, Windom was appointed as Secretary of Treasury, however, he resigned from that position when elected to the United States Senate on October 26th, 1881, to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation, and served from November 15th, 1881 to March 3rd, 1883. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Minnesota Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Minnesota Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Minnesota Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Minnesota Delegation (This negotiation) , Minnesota Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)