David Day (Minnesota politician)

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David Day
David Day.jpg
4th Speaker of the Minnesota Territory House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by John D. Ludden
Succeeded by Nathan C. D. Taylor
Personal details
Born September 19, 1825
Burke's Garden, Virginia
Died 1896
St. Paul, Minnesota
Residence Long Prairie, Minnesota

David Day (September 19, 1825 – 1896) was a politician from Minnesota Territory and a former member of the Minnesota Territory House of Representatives, representing Long Prairie, Minnesota. He was born in Burke's Garden, Virginia. In 1846 he moved to Wisconsin to work as a miner. In his spare time and during winters he studied medicine, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1849. After graduating he relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota where he worked in the drug business.[1]

Day was elected to the Minnesota Territory House of Representatives in 1851. He served as speaker from 1853 to 1854. While he did not serve in the state legislature again, he was appointed to several different state commissions and committees and retired from his medicine business in 1866. He died in St. Paul in 1896.[2]


  1. ^ Williams, J. Fletcher (1876). A history of the city of Saint Paul, and of the county of Ramsey, Minnesota. Saint Paul: Minnesota Historical Society. p. 242. 
  2. ^ "Day, David — Legislator Record". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. 
Political offices
Preceded by
John D. Ludden
Speaker of the Minnesota Territory House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Nathan C. D. Taylor