MINOR, Edward Sloman, (1840 - 1924)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MINOR, Edward Sloman, a Representative from Wisconsin; born at Point Peninsula, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 13, 1840; moved to Wisconsin in 1845 with his parents, who settled in Greenfield, Milwaukee County, and subsequently in the city of Milwaukee; attended the common schools; went with his parents to a farm in Sheboygan County in 1852 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; completed a common-school education; enlisted as a private in Company G, Second Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, in 1861; mustered out as first lieutenant in November 1865; engaged in the hardware business in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., 1865-1884; member of the Wisconsin assembly in 1877, 1881, and 1882; served in the State senate 1883-1886 and as president pro tempore of the senate during the last term; superintendent of the Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan Ship Canal 1884-1891; member of the Wisconsin Fish Commission for four years; mayor of Sturgeon Bay in 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1907); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1906; engaged in horticulture; postmaster of Sturgeon Bay 1911-1915; again mayor of Sturgeon Bay in 1918; died at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., July 26, 1924; interment in Bayside Cemetery.