Sabin, Dwight May

Life Span
to
Full name
Dwight May Sabin
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Education
Other
Other Education
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Occupation
Politician
Military
Farmer or Planter
Businessman
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Government
US Senate
State legislature
Military
Union Army

Dwight May Sabin (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
SABIN, Dwight May, a Senator from Minnesota; born near Marseilles, La Salle County, Ill., April 25, 1843; moved to Connecticut with his parents in 1857; attended the country schools and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; employed as a clerk in Washington, D.C.; returned to Connecticut in 1864 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and also the lumber business; moved to Stillwater, Minn., in 1868; engaged in lumbering and the general manufacture of railroad cars and agricultural machinery; member, Minnesota State senate 1872-1875; served in the State house of representatives in 1878 and 1881; chairman of the Republican National Committee 1883-1884; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1883, to March 3, 1889; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; chairman, Committee to Examine Branches of the Civil Service (Forty-ninth Congress), Committee on Railroads (Fiftieth Congress); engaged in the coal, lumber, and manufacturing business; died in Chicago, Ill., on December 22, 1902; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Washington County, Minn.
"Sabin, Dwight May," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000003.
How to Cite This Page: "Sabin, Dwight May," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/12516.