History of the County Attorney's Office
The first election for county attorney (then called a district attorney) was in 1856. In October 1856 the name of Jesse Ayer, a 26 year old Canadian, was on the ballot. He was elected as District Attorney, but never took office. He had left in August for Monongalia County (now called Kandiyohi County). He was one of the developers of Columbia (now called Spicer). His family returned to Henderson at the time of the Indian Conflict of 1862. Because Mr. Ayer left, his office was filled by appointment of M. J. Severance.
Those known to have served and the years of office are as follows:
|H.H. Bonniwell, Jr.||1927-1937|
|Charles W. Quandt||1938|
|Everett L. Young||1939-1950|
|William P. Scott||1963-1967|
|Raphael J. Miller||1967-1978|
|Thomas G. McCarthy||1979-1988|
|David E. Schauer||1988-|
Sibley County Attorney Schauer is the longest serving Sibley County Attorney. As of Febrauary 2019 he will have served 31 years as Sibley County Attorney. He is also the first full time county attorney for Sibley County. In the State of Minnesota, he is currently the third longest active county attorney. He has served Sibley County since 1982.