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TOWN OF MINNEAPOLIS

Incorporated March 1, 1856, town government didn't begin until the summer of 1858. Town government had limited appeal, and only operated for 6 years, on and off, before city government was established in Feb. 1867.

Presidents of the Town Council

  • Henry T. Welles July 29, 1858-June 1859
  • Cyrus Beede June 1859-June 1860
  • Schuyler H. Mattison June 1860-Feb. 17, 1862

Trustees

  • Isaac I. Lewis, 1st Ward July 29, 1858-Dec. 20, 1858
  • Charles Hoag, 2nd Ward July 29, 1858-June 1859
  • William D. Garland, 3rd Ward July 29, 1858-June 1859
  • Edwin Hedderly, 4th Ward July 29, 1858-June 1859
  • Francis Morrison, 1st Ward Dec. 20, 1858-June 1859
  • J.O. Weld, 1st Ward June 1859-June 1861
  • C.H. Pettit, 2nd Ward June 1859-June 1861
  • N.S. Walker, 3rd Ward June 1859-June 1861
  • H.E. Mann, 4th Ward June 1859-June 1861
  • James H. Jones, 1st Ward June 1861-Feb. 17, 1862
  • J.E. Bell, 2nd Ward June 1861-Feb. 17, 1862
  • Eugene H. Davie, 3rd Ward June 1861-Feb. 17, 1862
  • Edwin Hedderly, 4th Ward June 1861-Feb. 17, 1862

Town government was revoked by request of the townsfolk and by an Act of the State Legislature in 1862. Town government was restored March 4, 1864.

Revived Town Board

  • Schuyler H. Mattison, chairman April 30, 1864-April 1865
  • Eli B. Ames April 30, 1864-April 1865
  • Miles Hills April 30, 1864-April 1865
  • Cyrus Aldrich, chairman April 1865-April 1866
  • George A. Brackett April 1865-April 1866
  • Orlo Melvin Laraway April-Dec. 14, 1865
  • Schuyler H. Mattison Dec. 14, 1865-April 1866
  • Edwin S. Jones, chairman April 1866-Jan. 8, 1867
  • J.M. Eustis April 1866-Jan. 8, 1867
  • Roswell P. Russell April 1866-Jan. 8, 1867

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