US Con Donnelly, Ignatius L., US Congressman, MN

Ignatius Loyola Donnelly:
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Born: November 3, 1831
Birthplace: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Father: Philip Carrol Donnelly 1800 – 1841
Mother:
Catherine Gavin 1818 – 1886

1st​ Wife: Katherine McCaffrey 1832 – 1894
(Buried: Calvary Cemetery Saint Paul Minnesota)

2nd​ Wife:
Marion Olive Hanson 1877 – 1964
(Buried: Lakewood Cemetery Minneapolis Minnesota)

Children:
Dr. Ignatius C. Donnelly 1856 – 1909
(Buried: Calvary Cemetery Saint Paul Minnesota)


Political Party: Republican Party and People's (Populist) Party



Occupation before War:
1852 – 1857: Attorney in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Clerk for Benjamin Brewster
Initiated a utopian community called Ninniger City in Minnesota
1857: The Panic of 1857 left him in debt in an attempt for Cooperative farm
1860 – 1863: Lt. Governor of Minnesota

Civil War Career:
1860 – 1863: Lt. Governor of Minnesota
1863 – 1869: United States Congressman from Minnesota
1863 – 1865: Member House Interior Department Expenditures Committee
1863 – 1869: Member House Pacific Railroad Committee
1863 – 1865: Member House Post Offices and Post Roads Committee
1865: Voted in support of the 13th​ Amendment to US Constitution
1865 – 1869: Member of House Public Lands Committee

Occupation after War:
1863 – 1869: United States Congressman from Minnesota
1863 – 1869: Member House Pacific Railroad Committee
1865 – 1869: Member of House Public Lands Committee
Advocate for extending powers of Freedmen's Bureau for Education
Early Supporter of Women's Suffrage movement
1868: Unsuccessful candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1870: Unsuccessful candidate for election to U.S. Congress
1874 – 1878: Minnesota State Senator
Attorney and Author in Minnesota
1877: Spoke to a meeting of 10,000 people to read his preamble
1882: Author of Atlantis: The Antediluvian World
1883: Author of Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel
1887 – 1888: Minnesota State Representative
1888: Author of The Great Cryptogram
Organizer of Minnesota Farmer's Alliance
1891 – 1894: Minnesota State Senator
1892: Author of preamble of People's Party Omaha Platform
1897 – 1898: Minnesota State Representative
1900: Unsuccessful People's (Populist) Vice Presidential Candidate

Died:
January 1, 1901
Place of Death: Minneapolis Minnesota
Age at time of Death: 69 years old
Burial Place: Calvary Cemetery Saint Paul Minnesota
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