DONNELLY, Ignatius, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Philadelphia, Pa., November
3, 1831; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in
1852 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; moved to Minnesota in 1857 and
settled in Nininger, Dakota County; engaged in literary pursuits; Lieutenant
Governor of Minnesota 1859-1863; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth,
Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1869);
unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress and
for election in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; member of the State senate
1874-1878; resumed the practice of law; also engaged in literary pursuits; was
nominated by the Peoples Party in 1892 for Vice President of the United
States; died in Minneapolis, Minn., on January 1, 1901; interment in Calvary
Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
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Mississippi Valley Historical Review 8 (June-September 1921):
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Ignatius Donnelly; The Portrait of a Politician. Chicago:
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