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Loren Fletcher


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 5th district
In office
1893 – 1903
Preceded by Kittel Halvorson
Succeeded by John Lind

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 5th district
In office
1905 – 1907
Preceded by John Lind
Succeeded by Frank Nye

In office
1881 – 1885
Preceded by Charles A. Gilman
Succeeded by John L. Gibbs

Born April 10, 1833
Mount Vernon, Maine, USA
Died April 15, 1919
Atlanta, Georgia
Political party Republican

Loren Fletcher (April 10, 1833 – April 15, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota; born in Mount Vernon, Kennebec County, Maine; he attended the public schools and Maine Wesleyan Seminary, Kents Hill, Maine; moved to Bangor in 1853; was a stonecutter, clerk in a store, and an employee of a lumber company; moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1856 and engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits, largely in the manufacture of lumber and flour; member of the board of directors of the First National Bank upon its establishment in 1864; member of the Minnesota House of Representatives 1872 – 1886 and served as speaker from 1880 to 1885; elected as a Republican to the 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, and 57th congresses (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (57th congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the 58th congress; elected to the 59th congress, (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907); declined to be a candidate for reelection; retired from active business; died in Atlanta, Georgia, April 15, 1919; interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kittel Halvorson
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 5th congressional district
1893 – 1903
Succeeded by
John Lind
Preceded by
John Lind
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 5th congressional district
1905 – 1907
Succeeded by
Frank Nye
Preceded by
Charles A. Gilman
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
1881 – 1885
Succeeded by
John L. Gibbs
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