Amos Coggswell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Amos Coggswell
3rd Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
1859–1861
Preceded by George Bradley
Succeeded by Jared Benson
Minnesota State Representative from the 15th District
In office
1859–1861
Minnesota State Senator from the 12th District
In office
1872–1875
Personal details
Born 1825
New Hampshire
Died 1892
Steele County, Minnesota
Political party Republican
Democrat
Residence Aurora Township, Steele County, Minnesota
Profession Lawyer, Farmer

Amos Coggswell (1825 in New Hampshire – 1892 in Steele County, Minnesota) was a Minnesota politician, a member of both the Republican and Democratic parties, and a former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Coggswell served as a delegate to the Republican State Constitutional Convention in 1857. He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1858, and became the second house speaker in 1859.

In 1867, he ran unsuccessfully for Minnesota Secretary of State as a Democrat.[1] Coggswell was later elected to the Minnesota Senate, where he served from 1872 to 1875.[2]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
George Bradley
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
1859–1861
Succeeded by
Jared Benson