Biography of Solomon G. Comstock of Moorhead, Minnesota

Solomon G. Comstock, one of the most prominent citizens of the Red River valley, was born in Penobscot county, Maine, May 9, 1842, and was raised on the farm where he remained until he reached his majority. He obtained an academic education and well prepared for the struggle of life in which he has played an active part. Mr. Comstock read law and was admitted to the bar of Douglas county, Nebraska, in 1869, and for two years following, practiced at the bar of Omaha. In the fall of 1871 he came to the Red River valley and located in Moorhead, when the town was new and devoted himself to his profession for a number of years. In 1884, in addition to his law practice he became interested in the real estate business, in which he was successful from his first operations and is now one of the largest dealers in this line in the valley, devoting his entire time in that direction.

Mr. Comstock has always been a staunch supporter of the principles of the Republican party, and has held various local offices of trust and responsibility. For a number of years he served as county attorney, and in 1875 served his first term in the state legislature, which was the beginning of his long and honorable career, as a legislator, and in this capacity Mr. Comstock became best known. He was a member of the Fifty-first Congress, voted for the admission of five new states, and is well known throughout the state of Minnesota.

In 1874, Mr. Comstock was married to Miss Sarah Ball, and they have a family of three children, viz. : Ada L., Jessie M., and George M.

Mr. Comstock is indeed a most worthy citizen, ever ready and willing to give from his store of wealth and knowledge to those less fortunate than himself, and his splendid qualities both socially and in business, have made for him a host of friends and the basis of his success.


C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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