Frank A. Day

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Frank A. Day
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13th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 31, 1895 – January 5, 1897
Governor David Marston Clough
Preceded by David Marston Clough
Succeeded by John L. Gibbs
Member of the Minnesota Senate
In office
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1855-09-30)September 30, 1855
Attica, Wisconsin
Died December 27, 1928(1928-12-27) (aged 73)
Winona, Minnesota
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lucia Howland, Helen Mills
Profession newspaper man, legislator

Frank Arah Day (September 30, 1855 – December 27, 1928) was a Minnesota legislator and the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.

Life and career[edit]

Day was born in Attica, Wisconsin. He moved to Minnesota in 1874, settling in Fairmont, Minnesota. He was founder and publisher of the Martin County (later Fairmont) Sentinel newspaper, and later became involved in local Republican politics. He also served in both houses of the Minnesota State Legislature: he was elected to the Minnesota State House of Representatives in 1878 (the youngest serving member at the time) and to the Minnesota State Senate from 1886 to 1895. He became Lieutenant Governor under Governor from January 31, 1895 to January 5, 1897 after Knute Nelson was elected to the U.S. Senate and his lieutenant governor David Marston Clough replaced him. In the 1890s he became involved with the Silver Republican Party.[1][2]

Day was re-elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 1926 as an independent. He died while in office in 1928 in Winona, Minnesota. He is buried in Fairmont, Minnesota.[2]


  1. ^ Shutter, Marion Daniel (1897). Progressive Men of Minnesota. Minneapolis: The Minneapolis Journal. pp. 508–509. 
  2. ^ a b "Day, Frank Arah — Legislator Record". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. 
Political offices
Preceded by
David Marston Clough
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
January 31, 1895 – January 5, 1897
Succeeded by
John L. Gibbs