William Crooks Candidate

Born: June 20, 1832
New York City, New York
Manhattan County
United States
Resided: St. Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County
Death: December 17, 1907
Gender: Man
Occupation: Civil engineer
Military Service: 6th Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Civil War (Colonel, 1862-1864).
Political Party: Democrat
Offices Held: State Representative: HD 23 (1875-1878). State Senator: SD 23 (1881-1883).
Notes: Crooks came to St. Paul in 1857 and became a pioneer in the deveopment of the railroad in Minnesota. Crookston, Minnesota was named after Crooks and Crooks drove the first spike in the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad - the first railroad in the state. In the early 1900s, Crooks moved to Oregon where he became assistant to the president of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company.
Sources: United States Census, 1870. United States Census, 1880. United States Census, 1900. The Minneapolis Jounral, December 18, 1907 (p. 8).
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Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
2 3 1
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
11/07/1882 State Senate, District 27 General Democrat 1,589 44.82% Lost
10/25/1881 U.S. Senate Special Democrat 1 0.72% Lost
11/02/1880 State Senate, District 23 General Democrat 1,926 51.47% Won