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Henry Hastings Sibley
In 1834, Sibley took over the American Fur Company post in Mendota, Minnesota. He later helped build the region and served as delegate for Minnesota Territory to the U.S. Congress from July 7, 1849 until March 3, 1853. Sibley was active in forming the legislation that established Minnesota as a state. He served in the Territorial legislature of Minnesota in 1855 and served as the president of the constitutional convention for the territory in 1857.
Sibley County, Minnesota is named after him.
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