Viewing Judge Arba K. Maynard (1803-1894).
Arba K. Maynard held several minor judicial posts in New York before moving to Le Sueur, Minnesota, in 1864. Though he later served as justice of the peace, the "Judge" did not practice law very much in Minnesota, becoming instead a farmer and land speculator. He also entered politics. He served one term in the state House of Representatives, representing Le Sueur and Blue Earth Counties, 1866-1867. In 1867, he was nominated for Lieutenant Governor by the Democrats but their ticket, led by gubernatorial candidate Charles E. Flandrau, was defeated. Thereafter the Judge retired to working his farms. He died on December 19, 1894, at age ninety-one.