Henry Hastings (H.H.) Sibley Candidate

Born: February 20, 1811
Detroit, Michigan
Wayne County
United States
Resided: Mendota, Minnesota
Dakota County

St. Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County
Death: February 18, 1891
Gender: Man
Occupation: Fur trader
Military Service: U.S. Army, Dakot War of 1862 and Civil War (Brigadier General, 1862-1866).
Political Party: Democrat
Offices Held: Mackinaw County (Michigan) Justice of the Peace (1831). Wisconsin U.S. Territorial Delegate (1848-1849). Minnesota U.S. Territorial Delegate (1849-1853). Territorial Representative: HD 06 (1855-1856). Minnesota Governor (1858-1860). St. Paul School Board member (1868-1870). State Representative: HD 01 (1871-1872).
Notes: Sibley was a University of Minnesota Regent from 1860 to 1869 and president of the Board from 1876 to 1891. He was elected Governor in 1857 from Mendota and State Representative in 1870 from St. Paul.
Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. St. Paul Daily Globe, February 19, 1891 (p. 1).
Painting of Henry Hastings Sibley
Painting of Henry Hastings Sibley
Minnesota Historical Society.

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
3 4 1
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
10/25/1881 U.S. Senate Special Democrat 1 0.72% Lost
01/18/1881 U.S. Senate General Democrat 4 2.99% Lost
11/02/1880 U.S. House, District 03 General Democrat 23,804 39.00% Lost
10/13/1857 Governor General Democrat 17,790 50.34% Won

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