William Rush Merriam Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Racine (Wisconsin) College, 1871.
Began as clerk Merchants National Bank, St. Paul, 1871, became president 1882. President Shenandoah Iron & Coal Company, Liberty Furnace Company (Virginia), Tabulating Machine Company (Washington, District of Columbia). Formerly member Minnesota House of Representatives (speaker of House, 1886).
Governor of Minnesota, 1889-1892. Director United States Census, 1898-1903.
Married Laura E. Hancock, October 2, 1873.