Edward S. Minor

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Edward S. Minor
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Preceded by Webster E. Brown
Succeeded by Gustav Küstermann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903
Preceded by Lyman E. Barnes
Succeeded by James H. Davidson
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 1st district
In office
Preceded by William A. Ellis
Succeeded by Edward Scofield
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born December 13, 1840
Jefferson County, New York
Died July 26, 1924(1924-07-26) (aged 83)
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

Edward Sloman Minor (December 13, 1840 – July 26, 1924) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Jefferson County, New York, Minor moved to Wisconsin in 1845 with his parents, who settled in Greenfield, Wisconsin, and subsequently in the city of Milwaukee. He attended the common schools. He went with his parents to a farm in Sheboygan County in 1852 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He enlisted as a private in Company G, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, in 1861. Mustered out as first lieutenant in November 1865. He engaged in the hardware business in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin from 1865 to 1884. He served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1877, 1881, and 1882. He served in the Wisconsin 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. He served as a member of the Wisconsin Fish Commission for four years. He served as mayor of Sturgeon Bay in 1894.

Minor was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1907). He was first elected as the representative of Wisconsin's 8th congressional district serving from the Fifty-fourth Congress to the Fifty-seventh Congress. From the Fifty-eighth Congress, Minor redistricted and was elected as the representative of Wisconsin's 9th congressional district. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1906. He engaged in horticulture. He was Postmaster of Sturgeon Bay from 1911 to 1915. He served again as mayor of Sturgeon Bay in 1918. He died in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, on July 26, 1924. He was interred in Bayside Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lyman E. Barnes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1903
Succeeded by
James H. Davidson
Preceded by
Webster E. Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1907
Succeeded by
Gustav Küstermann